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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 



MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE CAMPUS 

11 200 SW 8th Street 
Miami, Florida 33199 
305-348-2000 



BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS 

3000 NE 151st Street 
North Miami, Florida 33181 
305-919-5500 



FIU BROWARD-PINES CENTER 

17195 Sheridan Street 
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331 
954-438-8600 



ENGINEERING CENTER 

10555W. Flagler Street 
Miami, Florida 33174 
305-348-3034 



EMERGENCY -DIAL 911 



AREA CODES: 

Modesto A. Maidique Campus phone numbers begin with area code 305 
Biscayne Bay Campus phone numbers begin with area code 305 
FIU Broward-Pines Center phone numbers begin with area code 954 
Engineering Center numbers begin with area code 305 

From any FIU campus, dial FIU numbers direct: 
All Modesto A. Maidique Campus phone numbers 7-xxxx 
All Biscayne Bay Campus phone numbers 6-xxxx 
All FIU Broward-Pines Center phone numbers 6-xxxx 
All Engineering Center numbers 7-xxxx 



Florida International University 

Member of the State University System 
Miami, Florida 

2010-2011 UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



3 Message from President Rosenberg 

4 Academic Calendar 
13 University Information 
16 Academic Programs 

21 Undergraduate Education 

28 Honors College 

30 University Libraries 

31 University Museums 

32 Student Affairs 

40 Intercollegiate Athletics 

42 University College 

43 Undergraduate Admissions 

46 University Undergraduate Rules and 

Regulations 

57 Tuition and Fees 

60 Financial Aid 

62 General Information 

65 Governance and Administration 

69 Academic Units 



71 Select Support Services Phone and Web 
Addresses 

72 Centers and Institutes 

73 Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System 
77 College of Architecture and The Arts 

1 39 College of Arts and Sciences 

369 College of Business Administration 

407 College of Education 

435 College of Engineering and Computing 

515 College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

535 Robert Stempel College of Public Health and 

Social Work 
555 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
569 School of Journalism and Mass Communication 
580 Honors College 
583 Aerospace Studies/Military Science 
586 Index 

Campus Maps 



FIU and Florida International University are registered marks. Florida International University believes in equal 
opportunity practices which conform to all laws against discrimination and is committed to nondiscrimination with 
respect to race, color, creed, age, handicap, sex, marital status, religion, or national origin. Additionally, the University 
is committed to the principle of taking the positive steps necessary, to achieve the equalization of educational and 
employment opportunities. 

Note: The programs, policies, requirements, regulations published in this catalog are continually subject to review in 
order to serve the needs of the University's various constituencies and to respond to the mandates of the State Board 
of Education and the Florida Legislature. Changes in programs, policies, requirements, and regulations may be made 
without advance notice. The ultimate responsibility for knowing degree requirements imposed upon students by State 
laws rests with students. 



Fees given in this catalog are tentative pending legislative action. 



Florida International University 
Modesto A. Maidique Campus 

11 200 SW 8th Street 
Miami, Florida 33199 

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS ADDRESS 

Florida International University 

P.O. Box 659003 

Miami, Florida 33265-9003 



Florida International University 
Biscayne Bay Campus 

3000 NE 151st Street 
North Miami, Florida 33181 

EMAIL ADDRESS: 

admiss@fiu.edu 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Message from President Rosenberg 3 

President Mark B. Rosenberg 




Dear Undergraduate Students: 

Welcome to Florida International University. At FIU, we are committed to providing you with the best possible academic 
experiences to assist you in achieving your goals and to prepare you for the world of tomorrow. Whether you are a first-time 
college student or are returning to school to expand your knowledge, you will, without a doubt, find a large array of 
opportunities designed to enhance your horizons intellectually, culturally and socially. In this Undergraduate Catalog we 
provide a broad overview of our institution and a list of programs, courses, requirements and services, including a great deal of 
useful information to guide you through your academic experience. Please take the time to review carefully this important 
information. 

As a leading student-centered urban public research university located in one of the nation's most exciting international cities, 
FIU offers a rare combination of vast resources, personal attention and affordability. We also offer many opportunities for 
community and global engagement through more than 200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. With 
outstanding faculty, state of the art research and a quality learning environment, we prepare our students for the leading job 
markets and the latest technologies. Committed to both quality and access, FIU meets the educational needs of traditional 
students, as well as part-time students and lifelong learners. 

FIU has a nationally and internationally recognized full-time faculty known for outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research. 
The university is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. FIU also is 
ranked as a Research University in the High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious classification 
system. Our students, faculty and alumni continually receive national and international recognition for their achievements. 

FlU's College of Law received full accreditation in the fastest time allowed by the American Bar Association in December 2006. 
In February 2008, our Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on 
Medical Education, establishing South Florida's only public medical school. The first class of 43 students was inaugurated in 
August 2009 and is expected to graduate in 2013. The college is continuing the university's tradition of addressing pressing 
community challenges through its innovative NeighborhoodHELP™ program, which is one of its kind in the nation. FlU's 
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a state of the art medical school that is transforming medical education and health 
care in the region and greatly enhancing the university's research mission. FIU also offers a strong Arts and Sciences core, 
and many nationally and internationally-recognized programs in Business, Engineering, Hospitality Management, Nursing, 
Architecture and other disciplines. 

On behalf of your fellow students and our faculty and staff, I congratulate you on being admitted to FIU and for deciding to 
pursue your degree at one of the finest public institutions in the country. I wish you a challenging and fulfilling experience as 
you work to achieve your goals. I look forward to seeing you on campus. 

Sincerely, 




4 Academic Calendar 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-201 1 



Academic Calendar 2010-2011 



FALL 



2010 



August 23 - December 1 1 

Final Week of the Semester: December 6 ■ 



11 



February 23 Tuesday 

March 12 Friday 

March 31 Wednesday 

April 27 Tuesday 

May 3 Monday 
May 19 Wednesday 
May 28 Friday 



June 1 Tuesday 

June 4 Friday 

June 28 Monday 

June 28 & 29 Monday & Tuesday 
June 30 Wednesday 
July 6 Tuesday 

July 7 & 8 Wednesday & Thursday 

July 8 Thursday 



July 12 & 13 Monday & Tuesday 
July 12 Monday 

July 14 Wednesday 
July 15 Thursday 

July 19 & 20 Monday & Tuesday 

July 21 & 22 Wed & Thurs 

July 21 Wednesday 

July 24 Saturday 

July 26 & 27 Monday & Tuesday 

July 26 - 28 Mon - Wed 

July 28 Wednesday 

July 29 Thursday 

July 29 Thurs - Aug 6 Friday 

July 29 Thursday 

August 2 & 3 Monday & Tuesday 

August 2 Monday 



Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 
students planning to graduate in Fall 2010). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Spring 201 1 ). 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission 
and certificate applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. Last 
day for beginning Freshmen to submit applications. 

Undergraduate Education Advising for Fall 2010/Spring 2011 term resumes. 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus afternoon session). 
Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting 
academic credentials and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for transfer undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting 
academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 
Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission and 
certificate applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate 
test scores, if applicable. 
First day to apply for Fall term graduation. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit ail supporting 
academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 
Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 
students planning to graduate in Spring 201 1). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to submit Undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to 
the University. 

Freshman Orientation - Honors College (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Transfer Orientation - Honors College (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Transfer Orientation - Business/Hospitality (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 
planning to graduate in Fall 2010). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Schedule of classes available to students for Fall 2010 and Spring 201 1 . 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Transfer Orientation - Hospitality Management/Journalism (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Priority Registration 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Official Registration for Degree-Seeking Students only, by appointment 
time and day. 

Transfer Orientation - A&S; Undecided less than 30 credits (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus & Biscayne Bay Campus). 
College of Medicine Classes begin. 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-201 1 



Academic Calendar 5 



August 5 Thursday 

Aug 9 Monday - Aug 22 Sunday 

August 9 Monday 

August 10 Tuesday 
August 13 Friday 
August 16 Monday 



August 16 & 17 Mon & Tues 
August 17 & 18 Tues & Wed 
August 18 Wednesday 



August 19 & 20 Thursday & Friday 
August 20 - 22 Friday - Sunday 
August 20 Friday 



August 22 Sunday 

August 23 Monday 

August 26 Thursday 
August 27 Friday 
August 30 Monday 



August 31 Tuesday 
September 1 Wednesday 



September 6 Monday 

September 7 Tuesday 



September 17 Friday 



September 30 Thursday 
October 1 Friday 



October 3 Saturday 

October 4-8 Monday - Friday 
October 8 Friday 
October 15 Friday 

October 22 Friday 



October 22 Thursday 
November 5 Friday 



November 11 Thursday 



Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Open Registration for degree-seeking students. Continuous web & kiosk 

registration. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Transfer Orientation (Pines Center). 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Non-Degree student registration begins. 

Graduate Orientation and International Student Graduate Orientation (Modesto A. 

Maidique Campus). 

College of Law Begins 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Low enrollment classes will be cancelled and students notified by email. 

New Faculty Orientation (hosted by Academic Affairs, Academy for the Art of 

Teaching and Human Resources). 

Mandatory training for Graduate Teaching Assistants (Academy for the Art of Teaching). 

Official Housing Check-In (9 AM - 6 PM). 

International Student Immigration Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay 

Campus). 

National Student Exchange Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay 

Campus). 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. 

Freshman Convocation (Required of All Freshmen). 

Classes begin. 

Freshman Luau (Biscayne Bay Campus at noon). 

Last day for students to apply for a Short Term Loan. 

Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University 

without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. 

Last day to change a grading option. 

Fall semester Payment Due Date. First Installment due for students enrolled in the 

Tuition and Fees payment plan. 

$100 late payment fee assessed for outstanding balances. Students enrolled in the 

Tuition and Fees Payment Plan will not be assessed a Late Payment Fee if both 

installments are paid by the due dates. 

Labor Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Undergraduate Education Advising Begins for Spring 2010/Summer 2010 terms. 

Cancellation of Enrollment for unpaid Tuition and Fee balances not covered by 

Payment Plan, Scholarships or other awards. 

Last day to apply for graduation at the end of Fall 2010 term. All four CLAS 

subject areas must be satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Honors College Convocation. 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Summer 201 1 ). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

CLAST Examination (paper-pencil version). Last day to take the CLAST Essay 

subtest for Spring 2010 Graduation. 

Faculty Convocation Week 

Last Day to Pay 2 nd Installment for the Tuition & Fees Payment Plan. 

Deadline to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Deadline to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request 

for Oral Defense. (Doctoral students planning to graduate in Fall 2010). 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for 

Oral Defense. (Master's students planning to graduate in Fall 2010). 

Return of Title IV deadline for financial aid recipients. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Spring 201 1 j 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Fall 201 1 ). 

Veterans Day Holiday (University Closed). 



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November 12 Friday 



November 25 & 26 Thurs. & Fri. 
November 27 Saturday 

November 28 Sunday 
November 29 Monday 

December 3 Friday 



December 6-11 Monday-Saturday 



December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 



11 Saturday 

13 & 14 Mon. &Tues. 

15 Wednesday 

16 Thursday 

23 Thursday 

24 Friday 

30 Thursday 

31 Friday 



Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade 
rosters are created. 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. (Graduate students planning to graduate in 

Fall 2010) 

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed). 

No Saturday Classes. 

University resumes normal operations 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of 

Dissertation. (Doctoral students planning to graduate in Fall 2010) 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

(Master's students planning to graduate in Fall 2010) 

Final Week of the semester - modified class schedule: Final exams and other 

course assessment activities are scheduled during this week. 

On-Campus exams for online courses. 

Commencement Exercises. 

Deadline (by 1 1 :59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and at kiosks at 9:00 am. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 



SPRING 2011 



January 10 - April 30 

Final Week of the Semester: April 25 ■ 



30 



August 29 Sunday 



August 31 Tuesday 

September 7 Tuesday 
September 27 Monday 

September 30 Thursday 



October 1 Friday 

November 1 Monday 

November 2 Tuesday 
November 5 Friday 



November 8-10 Mon-Wed 

November 11 Thursday 

Nov. 10-21 Wednesday-Sunday 

November 17 Wednesday 
November 18 Thursday 
Nov 22 Mon. - Jan 9 Sunday 

November 25 & 26 Thurs & Fri. 



Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission, 
and certificate applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 
Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting 
academic credentials and appropriate test scores. 
Last day for international graduate students to submit online admission, 
readmission, and certificate applications. 

Undergraduate Education Advising for Spring 201 1/Summer 201 1 term begins. 
Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting 
academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 
Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission and 
certificate applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate 
test scores, if applicable. 

First day to apply for Spring 2011 term graduation. 
Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 
Last day to submit undergraduate readmission applications for priority 
consideration to the University. 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 
planning to graduate in Spring 201 1). 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 
planning to graduate in Fall 201 1 ). 
Priority Registration. 

Veterans Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Official registration for degree-seeking students by appointment time and 
day. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Open registration for degree-seeking students. Continuous web & kiosk 
registration. 

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed). Continuous web & kiosk 
registration. 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-201 1 



Academic Calendar 7 



December 2 Thursday 
December 6 Monday 
December 8 Wednesday 
December 13 Monday 
December 14 Tuesday 
December 15 Wednesday 
December 16 Thursday 
December 23 Thursday 
December 24 Friday 
December 30 Thursday 
December 31 Friday 
January 1 Saturday 
January 5 Wednesday 
January 6 Thursday 
January 7-9 Friday - Sunday 
January 7 Friday 

January 9 Sunday 
January 10 Monday 

January 11 Tuesday 
January 12 Wednesday 
January 14 Friday 



January 17 Monday 
January 18 Tuesday 



January 19 Wednesday 
January 20 Thursday 

January 31 Monday 
February 4 Monday 

February 18 Friday 



February 25 Friday 
March 1 Tuesday 



March 4 Friday 
March 1 1 Friday 



March 1 1 Friday 

March 14 - 20 Monday - Saturday 

March 25 Friday 



Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus - Evening Session). 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Transfer Orientation (Pines Center). 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman and Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

Winter Holiday Closure. 

FAFSA Applications for 2011-2012 available at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

Low Enrollment Courses will be cancelled and students notified by email 

Non-degree-seeking student registration begins. 

Official Housing Check-In (1 am - 4 pm). 

International Student Immigration Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 

Biscayne Bay Campus) 

Last day to register without incurring a $100.00 late registration fee. 

Classes begin. 

Law Classes Begin. 

National Student Exchange Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

National Student Exchange Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Last day for students to apply for a Short Term Loan. 

Graduate Orientation and International Student Graduate Orientation (Modesto A. 

Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Martin Luther King Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to change grading option. 

Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University 

without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. 

Undergraduate Education Advising for Summer 201 1/Fall 201 1 terms begins. 

Last day for International Students to submit applications for Summer term 

admission. 

Spring Semester Payment Due Date. First Installment due for students enrolled in 

the Tuition and Fees payment plan. 

$100 late payment fee assessed for outstanding balances. Students enrolled in the 

Tuition and Fees Payment Plan will not be assessed a Late Payment Fee if both 

installments are paid by the due dates. 

Cancellation of Enrollment for unpaid Tuition and Fee balances not covered by 

Payment Plan, Scholarships or other awards. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit online applications for 

Summer term admission. 

Last day to apply for graduation at the end of Spring 201 1 term. All four CLAS 

subject areas must be satisfied and reflected in official University records. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last Day to Pay 2 nd Installment for the Tuition & Fees Payment Plan. 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit online admission, 

readmission, and certificate applications and all supporting academic credentials 

and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic 

credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request 

for Oral Defense. (Doctoral students planning to graduate in Spring 201 1). 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for 

Oral Defense. (Master's students planning to graduate in Spring 2011). 

Return of Title IV deadline for financial aid recipients. 

Spring Break. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2011) 



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April 1 Friday 



April 18 Monday 
April 22 Friday 



April 25 - 30 Monday - Saturday 

April 30 Saturday 

May 2 & 3 Monday & Tuesday 
May 4 Wednesday 
May 5 Thursday 
May 27 Friday 



Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. (Graduate students planning to graduate in 

Spring 2011). 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters are 

created. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of 

Dissertation. (Doctoral students planning to graduate in Spring 2011). 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

(Master's students planning to graduate in Spring 2011). 

Final week of the semester - modified class schedule: Final exams and 

other course assessment activities are scheduled during this week. 

On-campus exams for on-line courses. 

Fall 2010/Spring 201 1 Housing Agreement Ends: Check-Out at 12:00 p.m. 

Commencement Exercises. 

Deadline (by 11:59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and at kiosks at 9:00 am. 

College of Law Commencement. 



SUMMER 2011 



May 9- August 13 



TERM A 



May 9 - June 23 



January 18 Tuesday 
January 28 Friday 



January 31 Monday 

February 11 Friday 

February 18 Friday 



March 7 Monday 



March 25 Friday 



March 31 Thursday 
April 4 Monday 



April 4-6 Monday-Wednesday 

April 5 Tuesday 



April 6 Wednesday 
April 7- 20 Thurs- Wed 

April 21 Thurs - May 8 Sunday 



Undergraduate Education Advising for Summer 201 1/Fall 201 1 terms begins. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission, 

and certificate applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit online admission, 

readmission, and certificate applications. 

First day to apply for Summer 2011 term graduation. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission, and 

certificate applications and all supporting academic credentials and appropriate 

test scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic 

credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority 

consideration to the University. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Registration Information available to all returning undergraduate students 

and all graduate students for Summer 2011 term. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Priority Registration 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting 

academic credentials and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting 

academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Transfer Orientation - Evening Session (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Official registration for degree-seeking students by appointment time and 

day. 

Open registration for degree-seeking students. Continuous web & kiosk 

registration. 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 



Academic Calendar 9 



April 28 Thursday 
April 29 Friday 
May 2 Monday 
May 4 Wednesday 
May 5 Thursday 

May 6 Friday 

May 6 - 8 Friday - Sunday 
May 8 Sunday 
May 9 Monday 
May 13 Friday 
May 16 Monday 



May 17 Tuesday 
May 18 Wednesday 

May 19 Thursday 
May 20 Friday 



May 30 Monday 
June 1 Wednesday 

June 3 Friday 



June 9 Thursday 

June 22-27 Wednesday 
June 23 Thursday 
June 24 Friday 
June 27 Monday 
June 28 Tuesday 



Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 
Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Undergraduate Education Advising for Summer 201 1/Fall 201 1 terms begins. 
Non-degree-seeking student registration begins. 

Low Enrollment courses will be cancelled and students notified by email. 
Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

International Student Immigration Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 
Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Official Housing Check-In for Summer A (10 AM -4 PM). 
Last day register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. 
Classes begin. 

Last day for students to apply for a Short Term Loan 

Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University 
without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. 
Last day to change grading option. 

Payment Due Date. First installment due for students enrolled in the Tuition and Fee 
payment plan. 

$100 late payment fee assessed for outstanding balances. Students enrolled in the 
Tuition and Fees Payment Plan will not be assessed a Late Payment Fee if both 
installments are paid by the due dates. 

Cancellation of Enrollment for unpaid Tuition and Fee balances not covered by 
Payment Plan, Scholarships or other awards. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 
Last day to apply for Summer 2011 graduation. All four CLAS subject areas must be 
satisfied and reflected in official University records. 
Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed). 
Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 
Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 
Return of Title IV Deadline for Financial Aid Recipients for Summer "A" Term. 
Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 
students planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 
students planning to graduate in Fall 2012). 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before grade rosters are 
created. 
Monday Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 
Classes end. 

On-campus exams for online courses 
Deadline (by 1 1 : 59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Grade report for Summer Term A available to students by web and kiosks by 
9:00 am. ** 



TERM B 



June 27 - August 13 



January 28 Friday 
January 31 Monday 

February 18 Friday 



March 1 Tuesday 



March 25 Friday 



Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission 

and certificate applications. 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Fall 201 1 ). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission, and 

certificate applications and supporting academic credentials and appropriate test 

scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic 

credentials and appropriate test scores. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Summer 201 1) 



10 Academic Calendar 



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March 31 Thursday 



May 2 Monday 

May 5 Thursday 
May 19 Thursday 
May 20 Friday 

May 30 Monday 

June 3 Friday 



June 6 Monday 

June 6 & 7 Monday & Tuesday 
June 8 & 9 Wed & Thurs 
June 9 & 10 Thursday & Friday 
June 13 & 14 Monday & Tuesday 
June 15 & 16 Wed & Thurs 
June 16 Thursday 

June 20 & 21 Monday & Tuesday 
June 23 Thursday 

June 25-26 Saturday & Sunday 
June 27 Monday 

June 30 Thursday 



July 4 Monday 
July 5 Tuesday 



July 6 Wednesday 
July 7 Thursday 

July 11 Monday 

July 12 Tuesday 

July 14 Thursday 

July 21 Thursday 



July 25 Monday 
July 28 Thursday 

August 11 - 19 Thursday - Friday 

August 12 Friday 



August 13 Saturday 

August 17 Wednesday 
August 18 Thursday 
August 22 Monday (Fall 2011) 



Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting 

academic credentials and appropriate test scores. 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Undergraduate Education advising begins for Summer B 201 1 ; Fall 201 1 advising 

resumes. 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration to 

the University. 

Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to submit FORM M1 : Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Fall 2012). 

Summer "B" Term registration resumes. 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Freshman Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus). 

International Student Immigration Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus & 

Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Official Housing Check-In for Summer Term B (1 AM - 4 PM). 

Last day to register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. 

Classes begin. 

Last day for students to apply for a Short Term Loan. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request 

for Oral Defense. (Doctoral students planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for 

Oral Defense. (Master's students planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 

Independence Day (University closed). 

Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University 

without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Payment Due Date. First Installment due for students enrolled in the Tuition and 

Fees payment plan. 

$100 late payment fee assessed for outstanding balances. Students enrolled in the 

Tuition and Fees Payment Plan will not be assessed a Late Payment Fee if both 

installments are paid by due dates. 

Cancellation of Enrollment for unpaid Tuition and Fee balances not covered by 

Payment Plan, Scholarships or other awards. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Return of Title IV Deadline for Financial Aid Recipients for Summer "B" Term. 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before 

grade rosters are created. 

Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 

Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of 

Dissertation. 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

Classes end. 

On-campus exams for online courses. 

Deadline (by 11:59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

Complete grade report available to students by web and kiosks at 9:00 am. 

Fall 2011 semester classes begin. 



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TERM C 



May 9- August 13 



January 18 Tuesday 
January 28 Friday 



January 31 Monday 

February 11 Friday 

February 18 Friday 



March 1 Tuesday 



March 25 Friday 



March 29 Tuesday 



March 30 Wednesday 
March 31 Thursday 
April 4 Monday 



April 4-6 Monday-Wednesday 

April 5 Tuesday 

April 7 - 20 Thurs - Wed 

April 21 Thurs - May 8 Sunday 

April 23 Saturday 
April 28 Thursday 
May 2 Monday 
May 4 Wednesday 
May 5 Thursday 
May 6 Friday 



May 6 - 8 Fnday - Sunday 
May 8 Sunday 
May 9 Monday 
May 13 Friday 
May 16 Monday 



May 17 Tuesday 
May 18 Wednesday 

May 19 Thursday 



Undergraduate Education Advising for Summer 201 1/Fall 201 1 terms begins. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit admission, readmission, 

and certificate applications. 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit applications. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit online admission, 

readmission, and certificate applications. 

First day to apply for Summer 2011 term graduation. 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to submit FORM D1: Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last day for domestic graduate students to submit admission, readmission, and 

certificate applications and supporting academic credentials and appropriate test 

scores, if applicable. 

Last day for international graduate students to submit all supporting academic 

credentials. 

Last day to submit undergraduate Readmission applications for priority consideration 

to the University. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Summer 201 1). 

Last day for international undergraduate students to submit all supporting 

academic credentials and appropriate test scores. 

Last day for undergraduate students to submit applications with supporting 

academic credentials and appropriate test scores, if applicable. 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Registration Information available to all returning undergraduate and graduate 

students for Summer 2011 term. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus) - Evening Session. 

Priority Registration 

Transfer Orientation (Pines Center). 

Official registration for degree-seeking students by appointment time and 

day. 

Open registration for degree-seeking students. Continuous web & kiosk 

registration. 

Short Term Tuition Loan Applications available. 

Transfer Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus). 

Undergraduate Education Advising for Summer 201 1/Fall 201 1 terms begins. 

Non-degree-seeking student registration begins. 

Transfer Orientation (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Low enrollment courses will be cancelled and students notified by email. 

International Student Immigration Orientation (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 

Biscayne Bay Campus). 

Official Housing Check-In for Summer Term C (9 AM - 6 PM). 

Last day register without incurring a $100 late registration fee. 

Classes begin. 

Last day for students to apply for a Short Term Loan 

Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses or withdraw from the University 

without incurring financial liability for tuition and fees. 

Last day to change grading option. 

Payment Due Date. First installment due for students enrolled in the Tuition and Fee 

payment plan. 

$100 late payment fee assessed for outstanding balances. Students enrolled in the 

Tuition and Fees Payment Plan will not be assessed a Late Payment Fee if both 

installments are paid by the due dates. 

Cancellation of Enrollment for unpaid Tuition and Fee balances not covered by 

Payment Plan, Scholarships or other awards. 



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May 20 Friday Last day to apply for Summer 2011 graduation. All four CLAS subject areas must be 

satisfied and reflected in official University records. 
Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed). 

Last day to submit FORM M1: Appointment of Thesis Committee (Master's 

students planning to graduate in Spring 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM D1 : Appointment of Dissertation Committee (Doctoral 

students planning to graduate in Fall 2012). 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a 25% refund of tuition. 

Last day to drop a course with a DR grade. 

Last day to withdraw from the University with a Wl grade. 

Last day to submit FORM D5: Preliminary Approval of Dissertation and Request 

for Oral Defense. 

Last day to submit FORM M3: Preliminary Approval of Thesis and Request for 

Oral Defense. 

Independence Day (University closed). 

Return of Title IV deadline for financial aid recipients for Summer "C" Term. 

Last day to submit FORM D3: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (Doctoral students 

planning to graduate in Summer 2012). 

Last day to submit FORM M2: Master's Thesis Proposal (Master's students 

planning to graduate in Fall 2011). 

Last day to hold thesis/dissertation defense. (Graduate students planning to graduate 

in Summer 2011). 

Deadline for faculty to review class rosters to ensure accuracy before 

grade rosters are created. 
August 11-19 Thursday - Friday Grade rosters available to faculty for grade entry and submission. 
August 12 Friday Last day to submit final copies of dissertation and FORM D7: Final Approval of 

Dissertation. 

Last day to submit final copies of thesis and FORM M5: Final Approval of Thesis. 

(Graduate students planning to graduate in Summer 2011). 
August 13 Saturday Classes end. 

On-campus exams for online courses. 
August 17 Wednesday Deadline (by 11:59 pm) for faculty to submit grades. 

August 18 Thursday Complete grade report available to students by web and kiosks at 9:00 am. 

August 22 Monday (Fall 2011) Fall 2011 semester classes begin. 

**Grades will be posted on transcripts. However, graduation will not be processed until the end of the Complete Summer C 
Term. 

Calendar dates are subject to change. Please contact appropriate offices for verification and updates. 
University Graduate School deadlines are available at http://qradschool.fiu.edu . 

This calendar includes official University holidays. Faculty are encouraged to make accommodations for students who wish to 
observe religious holidays. Students should make their requests known at the beginning of the semester. 
For a listing of religious holidays you may visit http://www.interfaithcalendar.org . 



May 30 Monday 

June 3 Friday 



June 6 Monday 
June 28 Tuesday 

June 30 Thursday 



July 4 Sunday 

July 6 Wednesday 
July 14 Thursday 



July 21 Thursday 
July 28 Thursday 



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University Information 

UNIVERSITY MISSION 

Florida International University is an urban public, multi- 
campus, research university serving South Florida, the 
state, the nation, and the international community. Our 
mission is to impart knowledge through excellent teaching, 
promote public service, discover new knowledge, solve 
problems through research, and foster creativity. 

UNIVERSITY VALUES STATEMENT 

As an institution of higher learning, Florida International 
University is committed to: 

Freedom of thought and expression 

Excellence in teaching and in the pursuit, generation, 

dissemination, and application of knowledge 

Respect for the dignity of the individual 

Respect for the environment 

Honesty, integrity and truth 

Diversity 

Strategic, operational, and service excellence 

THE UNIVERSITY 



Florida International University - Miami's public research 
university - is one of America's most dynamic institutions 
of higher learning. Since opening in 1972, FIU has 
achieved many benchmarks of excellence that have taken 
other universities more than a century to reach. FIU, a 
member institution of the State University System of 
Florida, was established by the Florida Legislature in 
1965. Classes began in September 1972, with 5,667 
students enrolled in upper division and graduate programs 
- the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate 
history. In 1984, FIU received authority to begin offering 
degree programs at the doctoral level. The Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks FIU as 
a Research University in the High Research Activity 
Category. 

FIU has nationally and internationally renowned faculty 
known for their outstanding teaching and cutting-edge 
research; students from throughout the U.S. and more 
than 150 foreign countries; and alumni who have risen to 
prominence in every field and are a testament to the 
University's academic excellence. The University is a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most 
distinguished academic honor society. Florida 
International University offers more than 170 
baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs in 
the following colleges and schools: College of Architecture 
and The Arts; College of Arts and Sciences (School of 
International and Public Affairs, School of Environment 
and Society); College of Business Administration (School 
of Accounting, Chapman Graduate School); College of 
Education; College of Engineering and Computing (School 
of Computing and Information Sciences); College of Law; 
Herbert Werlheim College of Medicine; College of Nursing 
and Health Sciences; Honors College; Robert Stempel 
College of Public Health and Social Work; School of 
Journalism and Mass Communication; and School of 
Hosprtality and Tourism Management. 



FIU has more than 40,000 students, 870 full-time 
faculty, and more than 140,000 alumni, making it the 
largest university in South Florida and placing it among the 
nation's largest colleges and universities. The University 
has two campuses - Modesto A. Maidique Campus in 
western Miami-Dade County and the Biscayne Bay 
Campus in northeast Miami-Dade County - an 
Engineering facility near the main campus and an 
educational site at the Pines Educational Center in 
adjacent Broward County. Additionally, numerous 
programs are offered at off-campus locations and online. 
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine ranked FIU among 
the best values in public higher education in the country. 

Research is a major component of our mission. The 
purpose of the Office of Research is to facilitate new 
discoveries and thereby improve the quality of life in our 
region, the state and the larger international community. 
We are particularly interested in environmental quality, 
energy, health, water quality, sustainable communities, 
economic development, security and safety. 
Multidisciplinary teams, information technology and 
international culture are among the major themes in our 
research. 

FIU is one of the nation's major research universities 
and we expend approximately $100 million annually on 
research. Our research is funded by more than 200 public 
and private organizations, and in terms of dollar value, our 
largest sponsor is the Federal Government with funding 
from 41 different Federal agencies. The University has 
many specialized research facilities including a new nano 
scale research and fabrication laboratory. We also 
conduct many studies "off site" throughout the United 
States and the world. Undergraduate and graduate 
students participate actively in all of our research 
endeavors. FIU exports its discoveries for public benefit 
through publications, formal technology transfer 
agreements, public testimony and evidence-based 
advocacy, and the development of the next generation of 
scholars. 

MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE CAMPUS 

The Modesto A. Maidique Campus is a 344-acre site on 
the western edge of Miami, the center of a metropolitan 
area of almost four million people. Apartment-style 
residence halls, a nationally certified environmental 
preserve, and athletic facilities all contribute to a pleasant 
collegiate atmosphere on Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 
which is also Florida International University's largest 
campus. FlU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MM) has an 
impressive campus architecture, lush tropical landscaping, 
a Sculpture Park, and an eight-story, $30 million library. 
The Sculpture Park, an extraordinary assortment of 
outdoor artwork, attracts school children, university 
students, tour groups and individuals from South Florida 
and beyond. There is also a state-of-the-art performing 
arts center, a recreation center, an expanded university 
center, a 4,500 seat U.S. Century Bank Arena and a new 
football stadium that opened in Fall 2008. Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus also has laboratories, auditoriums, 
music and art studios, an art museum, an international 
conference theater, an experimental theater and many 
student organizations including the prestigious Phi Beta 
Kappa Honor Society. There Is a wide variety of clubs on 
campus to meet the professional, service, athletic, social, 
and cultural needs of the FIU community. 



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FlU's libraries at Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 
Biscayne Bay Campus have more than 1.8 million 
volumes, 19,000 journals (5,000 online), electronic 
databases, numerous resources in other formats along 
with substantial holdings of federal, state, local, and 
international documents, maps, institutional archives, and 
curriculum materials. 

Recent additions to Modesto A. Maidique Campus 
include a 153,000-square foot building for our College of 
Law; a 221,000 square-foot Health and Life Sciences 
complex (HLS I & II); a 50,000 square-foot Recreation 
Center. A $11 million Frost Museum building, designed by 
internationally recognized architect Yann Weymouth of 
Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), opened on campus 
in Fall 2008. Three of the building's nine galleries are 
dedicated to the permanent collection, while the remaining 
six feature rotating exhibitions. 

In February 2010 the new teaching and research facility 
of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences was 
inaugurated. It is the first LEED certified facility on campus 
and encompasses 115,000 square feet of space housing 
state-of-the-art interactive skills laboratories, extensive 
computer suites and ample lecture classrooms. 

Parking garage 5, comprised of 30,000 square feet retail 
and classroom spaces as well as offices for the Public 
Safety and Parking & Transportation departments, will 
begin operations in Fall 2010. It will add 2,000 parking 
spaces to the Modesto A, Maidique Campus, bringing the 
total of covered parking spaces to 6,900. 

The new School of International and Public Affairs, 
which was officially inaugurated January 2009, has broken 
ground to a five-story building designed by world-renowed, 
award-winning Miami-based firm Arquitectonica. The 
building's 58,400-square-foot phase one is scheduled to 
be completed in late 2010. 

Housing and Residential Life provides a wide variety of 
living accommodations on campus. Residence halls at 
Modesto A. Maidique Campus include Panther Hall, 
Everglades Hall, University Park Towers, University 
Apartments, and Lakeview Housing. Housing staff assist 
students in selecting accommodations to meet their 
particular needs. Housing for married students is 
available on a limited basis. Graduate housing is also 
limited and applications should be submitted as early as 
possible. 



University Center is the focal point of all student activities 
and student life. The campus inaugurated a new 
Recreational Facility in 2007 and also provides a Health 
and Wellness Center. The expansion of the Wolfe 
University Center dining facilities was completed Fall 2008 
and now provides students with additional dining choices. 
An active, award winning Science Club serves the interest 
of research oriented undergraduates. 

The campus is administered by the Office of the Vice 
Provost for Biscayne Bay Campus. There are also 
representatives from the Divisions of Academic Affairs, 
Business and Finance, Student Affairs, Human 
Resources, and University Advancement on this campus. 

BROWARD PINES CENTER 

Florida International University has brought higher 
education closer to home for thousands of South Broward 
residents through its Pines Center at the Academic Village 
in Pembroke Pines. Classes are held in a state-of-the-art 
90,000 square-foot facility that includes spacious 
classrooms, computer labs, case study rooms, a student 
lounge and a 450-seat auditorium. FIU Broward Pines 
Center shares the Academic Village with Broward 
Community College, the City of Pembroke Pines Charter 
High School and Southwest Regional Library. 

Currently select programs at the bachelor's, master's 
and doctoral level are being offered by the College of Arts 
and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College 
of Education, and the College of Engineering and 
Computing. For specific degree programs, please refer to 
the Broward Pines Center link on the University home 
page, as well as the relevant pages in this catalog. In 
addition to degree-seeking programs, the English 
Language Institute and University College offer non-credit 
courses. 

Students attending the Pines Center benefit from well- 
equipped computer labs and access to the resources of 
both the FIU libraries (Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 
Biscayne Bay Campus) and the Broward County 
Southwest Regional Library. The Broward Student 
Government Association sponsors social and cultural 
events that provide students with opportunities to enhance 
their experiences outside of the classroom. 



BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS 

The Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International 
University is located on 200 acres on the waterfront of 
Biscayne Bay and has an enrollment of 7,000 students. 
The campus is headquarters for academic programs in 
Hospitality and Tourism Management, Journalism and 
Mass Communication, Marine Science, and Creative 
Writing. Programs in Arts and Sciences, Business 
Administration, Architecture and the Arts, Computer 
Science, Nursing, and Criminal Justice are also offered 
(for specific degree programs please refer to Academic 
Programs in this catalog). 

The campus houses the Osher Lifelong Learning 
Institute, the International Media Center, the Institute for 
Public Opinion Research, and the Roz and Cal Kovens 
Conference Center, a state-of-the art conference facility 
located on Biscayne Bay. 

Apartment-style residential housing on the Biscayne 
Bay Campus accommodates almost 300. The Wolfe 



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ACCREDITATIONS 

All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of 
Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. Florida International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of 
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact 
the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about 
the accreditation of Florida International University. SACS reaffirmed FlU's accreditation on December 5, 2000. The University 
will be considered for "reaffirmation of accreditation" in the fall of 2010. Degree programs at FIU are accredited or approved by 
the appropriate specialized accreditation agency, or are pursuing full accreditation or approval. To obtain information about the 
specialized accreditation agencies, their criteria and review process, contact the Chairperson/Director of the respective degree 
program. The professional accrediting agencies and the respective FIU degree programs are listed in alphabetical order 
below. 



Anesthesiology Nursing 

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia 

Educational Programs (CoA-NA) 

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 
Architecture 

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) 
Art Education 

National Association of Schools of Art and Design 

Commission on Accreditation (NASAD) 
Art History 

National Association of Schools of Art and Design 

Commission on Accreditation (NASAD) 
Art Museum 

American Association of Museums 
Business 

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 

Business (AACSB) International 
Chemistry 

American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Computer Science 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology 

(ABET) 
Construction Management 

American Council for Construction Education 

Board of Trustees (ACCE) 
Counselor Education 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related 

Educational Programs (CACREP) 
Dietetics and Nutrition 

American Dietetic Association 

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education 

(CADE-ADA) 
Education 

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 

(NCATE) 
Engineering 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 

Inc. (ABET) 
Forensic Science 

American Academy of Forensic Sciences 
Interior Design 

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) 
Srrnerly FIDER) 
Journalism and Mass Communication 

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and 

Mass Communications (ACEJMC) 
Landscape Architecture 

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 

Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 
Law 

American Bar Association (ABA) 



Music 

National Association of Schools of Music 

Commission on Accreditation (NASM) 
Nursing 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 
Occupational Therapy 

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 

Education (ACOTE) 
Parks and Recreation 

National Recreation and Park Association/American 

Association for Physical Activity and Recreation 

Council of Accreditation (NRPA/AALR) 
Physical Therapy 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy 

Education (CAPTE 
Public Administration 

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and 

Administration (NASPAA) 

Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation 

(COPRA) 
Public Health 

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 
Social Work 

Council on Social Work Education Office of 

Social Work Accreditation and Educational 

Excellence (CSWE) 
Speech Language Pathology 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & 

Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA) 
Theatre 

National Association of Schools of Theatre 

Commission on Accreditation (NAST) 



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Academic Programs 



MODESTO A. MAIDIQUE CAMPUS PROGRAMS 



COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE 
ARTS 

ACCELERATED MASTER OF: 

Architecture 

Interior Design 

Landscape Architecture 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN: 

Art 

Art History 

Music 

Theatre 
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN: 

Art 

Theatre 
BACHELOR OF MUSIC 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN: 

Asian Studies 

Chemistry 

Earth Sciences 

Economics 

English 

Environmental Studies 

French 

Geography 

History 

International Relations 

Liberal Studies 

Mathematics with Mathematics Education 

Philosophy 

Physics 

Political Science 

Portuguese 

Psychology 

Religious Studies 

Sociology/Anthropology 

Spanish 

Women's Studies 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Biological Sciences 

Chemistry 

Criminal Justice 

Environmental Studies 

Geosciences 

Marine Biology 

Mathematics 

Physics 

Statistics 
BACHELOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING 

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH 

MAJOR IN: 

Finance 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 



Management 

Management Information Systems 

Marketing 

Real Estate 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Art Education 

Early Childhood Education/ESOL 

Elementary Education/ESOL 

Recreation and Sport Management 

Physical Education 

Special Education/ESOL 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 

COMPUTING 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN: 

Information Technology 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Biomedical Engineering 
Civil Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Computer Science 
Construction Management 
Electrical Engineering 
Environmental Engineering 
Information Technology 
Mechanical Engineering 

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH 
SCIENCES 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Nursing 

ROBERT STEMPEL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC 
HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Dietetics and Nutrition 
Social Work 
BACHELOR OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 

MANAGEMENT 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Hospitality Management 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 

COMMUNICATION 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION WITH 

MAJORS IN: 

Advertising 
Journalism 
Public Relations 



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BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS PROGRAMS 



COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE 

ARTS 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN ART WITH 

CONCENTRATIONS IN: 

Painting 
Photography 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN: 

English 

History 

International Relations 

Liberal Studies 

Psychology 

Sociology/Anthropology 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Criminal Justice 

Marine Biology 
ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES IN: 

African and African Diaspora Studies 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING* 

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A 

MAJOR IN: 

Finance* 

Management 

Marketing 

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH 
SCIENCES 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Nursing (Foreign-Educated MD to BSN) 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 
MANAGEMENT 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Hospitality Management 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Event and Meeting Planning 

Hospitality Administration 

Hospitality Studies 

Hotel/Lodging Management 

Restaurant/Food service Management 

Tourism Marketing Communications 

Travel and Tourism Administration 

Travel and Tourism Management 

Wine and Beverage Management 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 

COMMUNICATION 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION WITH 

MAJORS IN: 

Advertising 

Journalism 

Public Relations 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN: 

Mass Communication 



Media Management 

Tourism Marketing Communications 

"This degree can be completed entirely at BBC, but due to 
the rotation of courses, it will take longer than an average 
degree to complete. Make an appointment to speak with a 
department advisor for specifics. 



BROWARD PINES CENTER PROGRAMS 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN: 

Liberal Studies 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH 
MAJOR IN: 

Management 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 

COMPUTING 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN: 

Construction Management 

MINORS 

A minor program is an arrangement of courses enabling a 
student to develop a degree of expertise and knowledge in 
an area of study in addition to his or her major academic 
program of study. To receive a minor, a student must also 
complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree 
from the University. A minor is not interdisciplinary. 

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE 
ARTS 

Art 

Art History 

Communication Studies 

Dance 

Music 

Music Composition 

Theatre 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

Asian Studies 

Astronomy 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Criminal Justice 

Economics 

English 

Environmental Studies 

French Language and Culture 

General Translation Studies 

Geography 

Geology 

History 

Humanities 

International Relations 

Italian Language and Culture 

Marine Biology 

Mathematical Sciences 

Mathematics 



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Meteorology 

Philosophy 

Physics 

Political Science 

Portuguese 

Psychology 

Public Administration 

Religious Studies 

Sociology/Anthropology 

Spanish Language and Culture 

Statistics 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

(for non-Business majors only) 
Business 
Entrepreneurship 
Marketing 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Education 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 
COMPUTING 

Aerospace Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering 
Construction Management 
Computer Science 
Energy Systems 
Engineering Science 
Mechanical Design 
Robotics and Mechatronics 

(for non-Engineering majors only) 
Biomedical Engineering 

ROBERT STEMPEL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC 
HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK 

Health Services Administration 
Nutrition 
Public Health 
Social Welfare 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 
MANAGEMENT 

Beverage Management 
Hospitality Studies 
Hotel/Lodging Management 
International Hospitality Studies 
Restaurant/Food Service Management 
Travel and Tourism Management 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 
COMMUNICATION 

Advertising 

Journalism 

Mass Communication 

Public Relations 

Television 



CERTIFICATES 

Certificate Programs are structured combinations of 
courses with a common base of interest from one or more 
disciplines into an area of concentration. Successful 
completion of a Certificate Program is entered on the 
student's transcript and records. Two types of certificates 
are awarded: 

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE 

Awarded by an academic unit to a student at the time of 
awarding a bachelor's degree; or upon completion of the 
appropriate coursework to a student who already has a 
bachelor's degree. 

An academic certificate shall not be awarded to a student 
who does not possess either a bachelor's degree or does 
not complete a bachelor's degree program. An academic 
certificate is to be interdisciplinary in nature, to the 
greatest extent possible. 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE 

Awarded by an academic unit to an individual who 
completes the appropriate coursework in the area of 
concentration. The professional certificate does not need 
to be interdisciplinary or associated with a degree 
program. 

For details and course requirements, refer to the 
appropriate section in each College or School. 

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE 
ARTS 

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES IN: 

History and Theory of Architecture 
Landscape Architecture 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Sustainable Construction 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES IN: 

Actuarial Studies 

African and African Diaspora Studies 

Agroecology 

American Studies 

Ancient Mediterranean Civilization 

Asian Studies 

Asian Globalization and Latin America 

Chinese Studies 

Coastal and Marine Affairs 

Comparative Immunology 

Cuban and Cuban American Studies 

Environmental Studies 

Ethnic Studies 

European Studies 

Exile Studies 

Film Studies 

Forensic Science 

Gerontological Studies 

Japanese Studies 

Judaic Studies 

Labor Studies 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

Law, Ethics and Society 

Linguistics Studies 

Middle East and Central Asian Studies 



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National Security Studies 
Post-baccalaureate Undergraduate Premedical 
Pre-Modern Cultures 
Public Policy Studies 
South and Southeast Asia Area Studies 
Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry 
Study of Spirituality 
Women's Studies 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 
Legal Translation and Court Interpreting 
Portuguese Interpretation Studies 
Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Studies 
Portuguese Translation Studies 
Professional Language 
Professional Leadership Studies 
Translation Studies 
Urban Affairs 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES IN: 

Banking 

Business Intelligence 

Entrepreneurship 

Export-Import Management 

International Bank Management 

Project Management 

Retail Management 

Retail Marketing and Management 

Sales and Customer Relationship Management 



Tourism Marketing Communications 
Travel and Tourism Administration 
Travel and Tourism Management 
Wine and Beverage Management 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS 

COMMUNICATION 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Mass Communication 

Media Management 

Tourism Marketing Communications 

For additional information, please contact the appropriate 
college or school. 

Some degrees are offered fully online. For more specific 
information, please visit the program of interest at 

www.fiu.edu. 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Recreation Management 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND 

COMPUTING 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Design 
Materials Engineering 
Robotics Engineering 
Sustainable Construction 

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH 
SCIENCES 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN: 

Athletic Training 

Occupational Therapy Prerequisite 
Physical Therapy 
Speech-Language Pathology 

ROBERT STEMPEL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC 
HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN: 
Child Welfare Services 



SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM 

MANAGEMENT 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN: 

Event and Meeting Planning 

Hospitality Administration 

Hospitality Studies 

Hotel/Lodging Management 

Restaurant/Foodservice Management 



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ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER 

Florida International University is committed to helping 
students achieve their academic and personal goals 
through quality academic advising. Using a holistic 
approach to the student's development, advising services 
provide students with information, guidance, and access to 
a network of campus resources in order to obtain 
maximum benefit from their educational experience. 
Students develop autonomy and decision-making skills, 
and are expected to assume increasing responsibility for 
seeking accurate and authoritative information and using it 
appropriately to make sound academic and life decisions. 
Service delivery is multi-faceted, combining educational 
and personal support to meet the various needs of diverse 
students. 

The Academic Advising Center is responsible for the 
academic advising of students completing University Core 
Curriculum requirements and major pre-requisites as well 
as undecided students. When admitted to the University, 
the student will meet with an advisor who will work with the 
student to develop an academic plan. Freshmen are 
required to see an advisor for at least two terms, after 
which continued advising is dependent on their academic 
performance. Freshmen in good standing are encouraged 
to continue seeing an advisor. Once a student has 
completed 60 credits and all appropriate prerequisites, he 
or she should officially declare a major. Students will also 
have access to faculty advisors and/or professional 
advisors in their major department. 

Academic information is available in PC 249, Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus, ACI-1 80, Biscayne Bay Campus, and 
on our website: http://underqrad.fiu.edu/advisinq/ . 

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS 

The Center for Academic Success houses the University 
Testing Center and University Learning Center, and 
provides a variety of academic support services to 
students at all levels. 

UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER 

The University Testing Center coordinates and 
administers the ACCUPLACER, College-Level 
Examination Program (CLEP), HESI A 2 and placement 
testing (CPT) for freshmen. The Center also administers 
and provides information on other undergraduate and 
graduate admission tests, along with other professional 
and individualized distance learning examinations. 
Additional information is available on the test information 
line at (305) 348-2441 or by visiting 
https://testinq.fiu.edu . 

PLACEMENT TESTING 

Testing is available to students for placement into selected 
courses. Mandatory placement testing for college 
preparatory requirements is provided prior to Freshman 
0» ' ; ntation and at other designated times during each 
semester. Students need to consult with an advisor in 
Undergraduate Education regarding any questions about 
test requirements. 



CLAS 

The College-Level Academic Skills requirement is part of 
Florida's system of education accountability that satisfies 
the mandates of Florida Statutes. CLAS intends to ensure 
attainment of the college-level communication and 
mathematics skills that were identified by the faculties of 
community colleges and state universities. 

Students in public institutions in Florida are required to 
meet the minimum requirements in essay writing, English 
language skills, reading and mathematics for the award of 
an Associate in Arts degree, for admission to upper- 
division status or no later than earning 96 credit hours. 
There are two exceptions to this rule: 1) anyone seeking 
an undergraduate degree from a Florida institution and 
who already has earned an accredited Bachelor's degree; 
2) anyone awarded an Associate in Arts degree from a 
Florida institution before September 1, 1982, and admitted 
to upper-level status at a Florida institution before August 
1, 1984, is not required to satisfy the CLAS requirement. 

The College-Level Academic Skills competencies can 
be satisfied by: 

Successful CLAST exam scores taken prior to July 
1, 2009. (Florida legislation repealed funding for the 
College-Level Academic Skills Test after June 30, 2009). 

Exemption based on the SAT or EACT scores (or 
the equivalent scores on the original SAT, SAT I and ACT 
score scales). An SAT (beginning March 2005) score of 
500 on the Critical Reading section qualifies for an 
exemption for reading; a score of 500 on the Writing 
section qualifies for an exemption for the essay and 
English language skills; and a score of 500 on the Math 
section qualifies for an exemption for mathematics. An 
EACT score of 21 on the Mathematics section qualifies for 
an exemption for mathematics; a score of 22 on the 
Reading section qualifies for an exemption for reading; 
and a score of 21 on the English section qualifies for an 
exemption for English language skills and essay writing. 

Exemption based on the student's GPA. To exempt 
the English language skills, reading, and essay sections of 
the College-Level Academic Skills requirement, the 
student must have earned a 2.5 grade point average in 
two courses for a minimum of six semester hours of credit. 
At least one course must have an ENC prefix and the 
other course must be designated as a Gordon Rule writing 
course, excluding ENC 1930 and courses with an SPC 
prefix. 

To satisfy the Mathematics section of the College-Level 
Academic Skills requirement, the student must have 
earned a 2.5 grade point average in two courses for a 
minimum of six semester hours of credit from: any MAC 
course with the last three digits of 102 or higher; any MGF 
course with the last three digits of 202 or higher; any 
Gordon Rule statistics course; any mathematics course 
that has College Algebra (MAC X105) as a prerequisite. 
Experimental courses may not meet this criteria; contact 
the University Testing Center for clarification. 

Credits earned in any of the above courses through an 
ACC approved credit-by-examination program (including 
AP, IB and CLEP) may be applied toward the CLAS 
requirement. Two credit-by-examination courses with 
appropriate scores may be used. If a combination of one 
credit-by-examination course and one college course is 
used, the course grade must meet or exceed the 2.5 GPA 
requirement. 



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The State Board of Education and Florida Statutes 
provide special consideration for students in public 
institutions who have a specific learning disability. 
Students may contact the Disability Resource Center for 
additional information. For disability and other waiver 
information go to http://testinq.fiu.edu . 

UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTER 

The University Learning Center is made up of academic 
assistance tutoring labs equipped to help students 
improve their academic skills and their performance in 
related courses. Tutoring areas include reading, 
mathematics, statistics, sciences, and learning/study skills. 
For additional information visit the website at 
http://learninqcenter.fiu.edu . 

THE ACADEMY FOR THE ART OF 
TEACHING 

The Academy for the Art of Teaching is a part of 
Undergraduate Education, and is dedicated to supporting 
and advancing the quality of classroom teaching at FIU. It 
serves both as a resource to the teaching community — 
faculty, adjuncts, and graduate teaching assistants — and a 
source for proactive programming focused on enhancing 
approaches, methodologies, and practices of teaching. 
Through workshops, individual and departmental 
consultations, mini grants for research and development, 
and information dissemination, as well as collaborative 
programs with other FIU units such as the Library, 
Instructional Technology, and the Graduate Students 
Association, the Academy reaches out to all those who 
teach at FIU. Information and assistance can be obtained 
from the Director of the Academy at GL 154W or (305) 
348-4214/3907. 

STUDENT ATHLETE ACADEMIC 
CENTER 

The Student Athlete Academic Center provides a range of 
academic support services for student athletes — including 
advising, tutoring, and monitoring of academic progress. 
The Center is located west of the Golden Panther Arena, 
at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, and has hours of 
operation to meet the needs of the full-time student 
athlete. The Center is equipped with a computer 
laboratory, study carrels, and classrooms. It is staffed with 
advisors, tutors, and learning specialists. The unit works in 
conjunction with various university academic departments, 
as well as with other university support units to ensure the 
academic success of athletes. For information call (305) 
348-6412. 

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM 

Undergraduate education seeks to develop productive, 
creative, and responsible citizens who both shape society 
and lay the foundation for tomorrow. In addition to 
exploring areas of specialization, the university experience 
must provide a venue for investigating the origins and 
natures of cultures, ideas, and the physical universe and 
endow graduates with the ability to analyze critically, think 
sustainably, learn creatively, and express themselves 
clearly and cogently. Diversity and breadth of experience 



are essential characteristics of both education and 
success in our global community. 

The University Core Curriculum (UCC) provides the 
broad, well-defined curriculum that enables graduates to 
think critically, analytically, and creatively, with a passion 
to learn and with the skills and ability to assemble, assess, 
incorporate, and synthesize new knowledge and 
information; organize and clearly express their knowledge 
and ideas; and determine the importance and relevance of 
new ideas through a synthesis of both broad and narrow 
contexts and the integration of seemingly disparate pieces 
into a meaningful whole. 

The UCC rests upon the belief that a foundational 
curriculum, shared by students, fosters intellectual 
development and enhances personal, social, intellectual, 
and academic relations. Together with concentration in 
major fields of study, the UCC builds the base that makes 
future academic and professional excellence possible. 

Global Learning for Global Citizenship (one, three- 
credit course required): Global learning is an educational 
approach that fosters the knowledge, skills, and attitudes 
of global citizenship through active, team-based, and 
interdisciplinary exploration of essential questions and 
real-world problems. Through the process of global 
learning, all FIU undergraduates will acquire knowledge of 
interconnected world conditions, the ability to analyze 
issues from multiple perspectives, and the willingness to 
engage in local, global, international, and intercultural 
problem solving. Students must complete one course with 
a "GL" designation (indicated after the course title) as they 
are completing their UCC requirements. 

First Year Experience (one, one-credit course 
required): The transition to a university environment is a 
unique one for first-time university students. FlU's 
orientation course is designed to facilitate this transition. 
The First Year Experience course provides a forum for 
integrating the FIU experience and for discussing issues 
promoting intellectual, personal, academic, social growth 
and success as a member of the University community. 
The course introduces students to University policies, 
procedures, and services; addresses academic and career 
choices; and enhances study and time-management skills. 
All students entering the University with fewer than 30 
semester hours are required to take this one-credit 
course, SLS 1501 First-Year Experience . 

English Composition (two, three-credit courses from 
either sequence required): A foundation in the critical 
analysis of issues and texts, both discursive and creative, 
and in argumentation and persuasion is essential in all 
university courses. English Composition provides this 
foundation by encouraging the mastery of written and oral 
communication models, including the essay and research 
paper. 

For students entering FIU with 30 or fewer credits and 
for all first-time-in-college students, ENC 1101, Writing 
and Rhetoric I and ENC 1102, Writing and Rhetoric II are 
required. 

For students entering FIU with more than 30 credits 
(who are not first-time-in-college students), ENC 2304, 
College Writing for Transfer Students, and one of the 
following: ENC 3314, Writing Across the Curriculum; or 
ENC 3311, Advanced Writing and Research; or ENC 
3213, Professional and Technical Writing are acceptable. 

Humanities With Writing (two, three-credit courses 
required, one of which must be a historically-oriented 
course): In these courses students strengthen the critical 



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reading and writing skills needed to succeed within the 
University and beyond. Students interact analytically with, 
and respond critically to, primary and secondary texts in 
the humanities and learn to integrate the ideas and words 
of others into their own writing. By writing informed 
essays, students develop the ability to present ideas 
logically and sequentially and to provide balanced 
exposition and critical examination of complex events, 
positions, arguments, or texts. 

In these courses students learn to use writing as a form 
of inquiry in reflecting critically upon central topics in the 
humanities, such as individual, moral, and social values; 
historical perspectives and events; culture and the arts; 
philosophy; and religious beliefs and practices. Students 
address themes centered on the traditions; shared values 
and myths; literary, artistic, historical, and philosophical 
traditions; and cultural standards and common values 
which underlie contemporary societies and their historical 
antecedents. 

*AMH 2041 Origins of American Civilization 

*AMH 2042 Modern American Civilization 

*ARC 2701 History of Architecture 1 

*EUH 201 1 Western Civilization-Early Europe 

*EUH 2021 Western Civilization Medieval to Modern 

Europe 
*EUH 2030 Western Civilization-Europe in the 

Modern Era 
*HUM 3214 Ancient Classical Culture and 

Civilization 
*HUM 3306 History of Ideas 

*LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization 

*PHH 2063 Classics in Philosophy: Introduction to 

the History of Philosophy 
*POT 3013 Ancient and Medieval Political Theory 

*WOH 2001 World Civilization 

AFH 2000 African Civilizations 

ENG2012 Approaches to Literature 

IDS 3309 How We Know What We Know - GL 

PHI 201 1 Philosophical Analysis 

PHI 2600 Introduction to Ethics 

REL 201 1 Religion: Analysis and Interpretation 

("indicates a course designated as being "historically- 
oriented") 

Quantitative Reasoning (two, three-credit courses 
required, at least one of which must be in mathematics): 
The requirement aims at preparing students to master 
concepts and ideas in logic, inductive and deductive 
reasoning, and abstract and quantitative thinking. 
Students will become proficient in the art of reasoning 
critically, solving problems, and analyzing data. 



•MAC 1114 



•MGF 1106 
•MGF1107 

'MAC 2147 
•MAC 2233 
•MAC2311 
•MAC 2312 
•MAC 2313 
•MTG1204 
STA 2023 



Trigonometry (there is overlap between 

MAC 2147 and MAC 1 1 14, and both 

taken together do not fulfill the UCC 

requirement). 

Finite Mathematics 

The Mathematics of Social Choice and 

Decision Making 

Pre-Calculus 

Calculus for Business 

Calculus I 

Calculus II 

Multivariate Calculus 

Geometry for Education 

Statistics for Business and Economics 



STA 2122 Introduction to Statistics I 

STA 31 11 Statistics I 

STA 3145 Statistics for the Health Professions 

COP 2210 Introduction to Programming 

COP 2250 Programming in Java 

PHI 2100 Introduction to Logic 

CGS2518 Data Analysis 

('indicates a mathematics course). 

Social Inquiry (six credits required, three credits in 
each of the two sub-categories below): In these courses 
students investigate social, political, and economic 
configurations; cultural and psychological features of 
human life; gender, race/ethnicity, and social class; 
consciousness and identity; social interactions with the 
natural environment; and local, national, and global 
aspects of the human world. 

Foundations of Social Inquiry (one, three-credit 
course required): Students learn theories and 
methodologies that underlie these areas of study and 
enhance their research and analytic skills. 

AMH 3560 
ANT 2000 
CPO 2002 
DEP 2000 
ECO 2013 
ECO 2023 
GEO 2000 
INP 2002 

INR2001 
INR2002 
POS 2042 
POT 3302 
PSY2012 
SOP 3004 
SOP 3015 
SPC3210 
SYG 2000 
SYG2010 
SYG 3002 
WST3015 



The History of Women in the U.S. 
Introduction to Anthropology 
Introduction to Comparative Politics 
Human Growth and Development 
Principles of Macroeconomics 
Principles of Microeconomics 
Introduction to Geography 
Introductory Industrial/Organization 
Psychology 

Introduction to International Relations 
Dynamics of World Politics 
American Government 
Political Ideologies 
Introductory Psychology 
Introductory Social Psychology 
Social and Personality Development 
Communication Theory 
Introduction to Sociology 
Social Problems 
Basic Ideas of Sociology 
Introduction to Women's Studies 



Societies & Identities (one, three-credit course 
required): Students compare societies and cultures in 
local, national, or international contexts and in 
contemporary or historical perspective. 

AFA 2000 African World-Introduction 

ANT 3212 World Ethnographies 

ANT 3241 Myth, Ritual and Mysticism 

ANT 3451 Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity 

COM 3461 Intercultural/lnterracial Communication 

CPO 3103 Politics of Western Europe 

CPO 3304 Politics of Latin America 

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems 

ECS 3021 Women, Culture, and Economic 

Development 

EDF 3521 Education in History 

EGN 1033 Technology, Humans and Society 

EVR 1017 The Global Environment and Society 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography 

INR 3081 Contemporary International Problems 

LBS 3001 Introduction to Labor Studies 

REL 3308 Studies in World Religions 

SYD 3804 Sociology of Gender 

SYP 3000 The Individual in Society 



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WST 3641 



Gay and Lesbian in America 



Natural Science (two, three-credit courses required, 
one in the life sciences and one in the physical sciences, 
and two corresponding one-credit labs): Our 
technologically dependent world requires an 
understanding of the processes that led us here. Learning 
the basic concepts and ideas of scientific fields provides 
contact with not just those fields but with how science is 
done. In these courses students study the scientific 
method through examination of the foundational theories 
of modern scientific thought. Students apply scientific 
principles and theories to problem solving, evaluate 
scientific statements, and incorporate new information 
within the context of what is already known. 

Emphasizing the essential connection between theory 
and experiment, the hands-on laboratory experience 
provides the context for testing scientific theories. 

Life Sciences: 

BOT1010&lab 
BSC 1010&lab 
BSC 1011&lab 
BSC 2023&lab 
CHS3501&lab 
EVR3013&lab 
GLY1101&lab 
HUN 2000&lab 
IDS3214&lab 



Introductory Botany 

General Biology I 

General Biology II 

Human Biology 

Survey of Forensic Science 

Ecology of South Florida 

History of Life 

Foundations of Nutrition Science 

Coastal Environment from the Bay to 

the World - GL 
ISC1000&lab Great Ideas in Science 
MCB 2000&lab Introductory Microbiology 
OCB 2003&lab Introductory Marine Biology 
PCB2061&lab Introductory Genetics 
PCB 2099&lab Foundations of Human Physiology 

Physical Sciences: 

AST 2003&lab Solar System Astronomy 

AST 2004&lab Stellar Astronomy 

CHM 1032&lab Chemistry and Society 

CHM 1033&lab Survey of Chemistry 

CHM 1045&lab General Chemistry I 

EVR 1001&lab Introduction to Environmental Sciences 

EVR 301 1&lab Environmental Resources and Pollution 

GEO3510&lab Earth Resources 

GLY 1010&lab Introduction to the Earth Sciences 

GLY 3039&lab Environmental Geology 

ISC 1000&lab Great Ideas in Science 

MET 2010&lab Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 

OCE3014&lab Oceanography 

PHY 1020&lab Understanding the Physical World 

PHY 1037&lab Quarks, Superstrings, and Black Holes 

PHY 2048&lab Physics With Calculus I 

PHY 2049&lab Physics With Calculus II 

PHY 2053&lab Physics Without Calculus I 

PHY 2054&lab Physics Without Calculus II 

Arts Requirement (three credit hours required): Art 
embodies human dreams, visions, and imagination and 
renders the human experience creatively in sound, 
movement, performance, design, language, color, shape, 
and space. Art responds critically to current events, 
changes in society, and the drama of human life. 

In fulfilling this requirement, students will become 
acquainted with the fundamental aspects of the arts while 
developing a capacity to understand, appreciate, or 
experience particular forms. Students address universal 



themes central to the cultural traditions of the past and 
present as expressed through the perspectives of the arts. 

ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 

ARH2051 Art History Survey II 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 

ART 2500C Beginning Painting 

ART 2570C Beginning Ceramics 

CRW 2001 Introduction to Creative Writing 

DAA 1 1 00 Modern Dance Techniques I 

DAA 1 200 Ballet Techniques I 

DAN 2100 Introduction to Dance 

DAN 2140 Dance in Modern American Culture; 

1895-the Present 
ENL 3504 Texts and Contexts: British Literature 

to 1650 
ENL 3506 Texts and Contexts: British Literature 

Since 1660 
IDS 3336 Artistic Expression in a Global Society - 

GL 
MUH1011 Music Appreciation 

M U H 2 1 1 6 Evolution of Jazz 

MUN 1 100 Golden Panther Band 

MUN 1210 Orchestra 

MUN 1380 Master Chorale 

SPC 2608 Public Speaking 

THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation 

TPP2100 Introduction to Acting 

Additional UCC Information 

1. Given that Engineering majors must take a significant 
number of physical science courses and that their 
accrediting agency requires that they take substantial 
course work for their major which leaves them with so little 
flexibility, students in some engineering majors will be 
allowed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement of the 
UCC by taking two physical science courses (with labs). 

2. Transfer students who have successfully completed 
MAC 1105 (College Algebra) with a "C" or better at 
another institution prior to admission to FIU will be 
deemed to have completed one math course for purposes 
of the UCC. 

3. Transfer students who have successfully completed 
one or both science courses without labs at another 
institution prior to admission to FIU will be deemed to have 
completed the appropriate components of the science 
requirement. 

4. For students in the Honors College: Honors College 
students who successfully complete IDH 1001 and IDH 
1002 (The Origin of Ideas and The Idea of Origins) will be 
deemed to have satisfied the Arts requirement of the UCC; 
Honors College students who successfully complete IDH 
1001-IDH 1002 (The Origin Of Ideas and Idea of Origins), 
IDH 2003-IDH 2004 (Inhabiting Other Lives) will be 
deemed to have successfully completed the Foundation of 
Social Inquiry requirement of the UCC; and Honors 
College students who successfully complete IDH 2003 
and IDH 2004 will be deemed to have successfully 
completed the Societies and Identities requirement of the 
UCC. 

5. State Board of Education Rule 6A-1 0.030 (Gordon 
Rule) The State of Florida requires all public community 
colleges and universities to include intensive writing and 
mathematics in their curriculum to ensure that students 
have achieved substantial competency in these areas. 
This requirement must be fulfilled within the first two years 
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6a. Writing Requirement (12 credits) Students must 
successfully complete twelve hours of writing courses with 
a grade of "C or better. Six hours must be in composition 
courses (i.e., courses with the prefix ENC). The additional 
six hours must be taken in other courses in composition 
(with the ENC prefix) or in other approved intensive writing 
courses, which require demonstration of college level 
writing skills through multiple assignments. Students who 
matriculated prior to 1983 need only six credits of writing 
courses with an ENC prefix 

6b. Mathematics (6 credits) One course must be at or 
above College Algebra level. Students subject to Rule 
6A. 10.030 need six credits of mathematics, three of which 
can be a computer programming course, a statistics 
course, or PHI 2100, Introduction to Logic. A grade of 'C 
or higher shall be considered successful completion of this 
requirement. 

Students who matriculated prior to 1983 need only 
three credits of mathematics, but they must take one 
mathematics or statistics course. 

ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND 
REQUIREMENTS 

1. A student who has graduated from a Florida public 
community college with an Associate in Arts degree 
will have met the University Core Curriculum 
requirements. 

2. A student who has met the General Education 
requirements (as noted on their transcript) of any 
institution in the State University System of Florida will 
have met the University Core Curriculum 
requirements. 

3. A student who has earned a previous Baccalaureate 
degree from an accredited institution will have met the 
University Core Curriculum requirements. 

4. A student who has taken the freshman and 
sophomore years in an accredited college other than 
a Florida public community college or an institution in 
the State University System of Florida may receive 
credit for courses meeting the University Core 
Curriculum requirements. 

5. A student who has been admitted before completing 
an equivalent general education program must do so 
at the University prior to graduation. 

6. Most departments require for admission to their 
degree programs certain freshman and sophomore 
common prerequisite courses in addition to the 
University Core Curriculum requirements. Applicants 
should consult the catalog section dealing with the 
program they wish to pursue to determine the nature 
and extent of the additional requirements. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

(FLENT/FLEX) 

In addition to the above University Core Curriculum 
requirements, any student who was admitted with a 

^n language deficiency must successfully complete 
appropriate coursework in one foreign language prior to 
graduation. The selection of coursework will be based on 
a student's level of proficiency in a foreign language. 
Students are encouraged to meet with an academic 

»or to discuss options to meet this requirement 
including two years of foreign language in high school, 



credit-by-exam, transfer credit, and foreign credentials 
(TOEFL, completion of high school equivalent outside of 
the U.S. in a language other than English). A previously 
earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited 
institution also meets this requirement. 

TRANSFER AND TRASITION SERVICES 

Transfer and Transition Services (TTS) provides transfer 
students with the information and resources necessary for 
a successful transition to the University. A critical 
component of the transfer process is determining course 
equivalency. The State of Florida offers transfer course 
guarantees for students who earn the A. A. degree or meet 
General Education requirements from Florida public 
institutions. There are also transfer guarantees for 
students who transfer courses from private institutions in 
Florida whose courses are included in Florida's Statewide 
Common Course Numbering System (SCNS). Transfer 
courses that do not fall under these agreements require an 
equivalency process that includes a thorough review of 
course content, and learning outcomes to determine 
comparability to courses at Florida International University. 

TTS coordinates the course equivalency process for 
courses in the University Core Curriculum, as well as 
previous (FIU) curricula (Core Curriculum and General 
Education). TTS also coordinates equivalencies for credit- 
by-exam mechanisms and military education. 

Each academic department is responsible for 
determining course equivalency for transfer courses that 
may be applicable to the student's program, including 
upper-division requirements. 

Transfer and Transition Services Contact Information: 
PC 237, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 348-3844 
http://underqrad.fiu.edu/transfer/ . 

TRANSFER CREDIT 

For purposes of clarity, transferability refers to the 
conditions under which the University accepts credits from 
other post-secondary institutions. Applicability of credit 
toward a degree refers to the prerogative of the respective 
academic division to count specific credit toward a 
student's degree requirements. Normally, collegiate work 
will be considered for transfer credit only from post- 
secondary institutions that are fully accredited by a 
regional accrediting association. 

The Office of Admissions will evaluate the acceptability 
of total credits transferable to the University. Transfer 
credit will be applied as appropriate to a student's degree 
program. The authority to apply such credit to the degree 
rests with Transfer and Transition Services for University 
Core Curriculum requirements, and the academic division 
of the student's intended major for upper division and 
prerequisite requirements. If a student chooses to transfer 
to another academic division within the University, credit 
previously earned at another post-secondary institution will 
be re-evaluated and applied as appropriate to the 
student's new degree program. 

A maximum of 60 lower division semester hours taken 
at a two-year or a four-year institution may be counted 
toward a degree at the University. A maximum of 30 upper 
division semester hours taken at a senior institution may 
be counted toward a degree at the University. 

Lower division courses in excess of 60 semester hours 
may serve to meet specific course requirements for an FIU 



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degree, but credit hours represented by these courses will 
not reduce the number of credit hours to be completed at 
the University. 

A grade of 'D' will be accepted for transfer credit, 
although it may not satisfy specific requirements. 
However, such a grade in coursework in the major field is 
subject to review and approval by the appropriate 
academic department. 

Credit earned for military education will be transferred 
and evaluated in accordance with the recommendations of 
the American Council on Education. Credit earned in 
accredited post-secondary institutions outside of the U.S. 
will be considered on an individual basis and in 
consultation with the official evaluation of foreign 
education. 

CREDIT-BY-EXAM 

The academic programs of the University are planned in 
such a manner that students may complete some of their 
degree requirements through one or more accelerated 
mechanisms. Florida International University recognizes 
the following credit-by-exams: Advanced Placement (AP), 
Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of 
Education Program (AICE/A and AS-Level), Caribbean 
Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE), College Level 
Examination Program (CLEP), DANTE/DSST, Excelsior 
Exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB). 

The awarding of credit for AP, A and AS-Level, CLEP, 
DANTE/DSST, Excelsior, and IB follow the guidelines 
established by the Florida Board of Governors' Articulation 
Coordinating Committee. These guidelines include, but 
are not limited to, the following: 

1. A maximum of 45 semester hours may be granted for 
all credit-by-exams combined. 

2. Credit awarded by exam may not duplicate other 
credit. 

3. If duplicate credit exists, the exam yielding the most 
credit will be awarded. 

4. Course equivalencies are included in the student's 
unofficial transcript and degree audit. 

5. There are no grades associated with credit-by-exam 
equivalencies. 

A complete set of guidelines, as well as credit-by-exam 
equivalency tables, can be found on the Transfer and 
Transition Services website: 
http://undergrad.fiu.edu/transfer . 

ADDITIONAL CREDIT-BY-EXAMS 

Florida International University recognizes additional forms 
of acceleration, including Defense Language Proficiency 
Test, German Abitur, and French and General 
Baccalaureate. These credit-by-exam mechanisms are 
evaluated on a case by case basis in consultation with 
University faculty. The application of credit for these 
exams is left to the discretion of the University. 

Florida International University awards credit for 
Advanced Level Program completed through College 
Board, Puerto Rico and Latin America Office. The 
following three exams and scores are accepted: Pre- 
Calculus (Level II) with a score of 4 or 5, English with a 
score of 4 or 5, and Spanish with a score of 3, 4, or 5. 



COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM 
(CLEP) 

One credit-by-exam that is available to students while 
enrolled at the University is the College Level Examination 
Program. This examination program is designed to 
measure knowledge in certain subject areas of general 
education. Credit earned through CLEP examination may 
be equated to courses in the University Core Curriculum 
or lower-division electives. To register for an exam, go to 
https://testingi.fiu.edy or contact the University Testing 
Center at (305) 348-2441 (Modesto A. Maidique Campus) 
and (305) 919-5927 (Biscayne Bay Campus). 

CREDIT FOR NON-COLLEGE LEARNING 

The awarding of credit for learning acquired outside the 
university or classroom experience is the prerogative of 
each academic department or program. Only degree- 
seeking students are eligible to receive this type of credit. 
The significant learning must be applicable to the degree 
program of the student, and should be discussed and 
appropriately documented at the time the desired program 
of study is initially discussed and decided with the 
student's program advisor. A maximum of 6 credit hours 
will be awarded. 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE 

National Student Exchange provides students with the 
opportunity to study at one of 200 colleges and 
universities in the United States, its territories, and 
Canada for one semester or academic year, while paying 
in-state tuition. Full credit is given for work satisfactorily 
completed on exchange. NSE offers the student the 
opportunity to live in a different geographic setting, explore 
a particular academic interest, and, of course, make new 
and lasting friendships. 

In order to participate in the National Student 
Exchange, students must be enrolled full-time and have a 
2.8 cumulative GPA. For further information contact Jamie 
Perez at (305) 348-1292 or PerezJa(S)fiu.edu , or visit the 
website at http://und ergrad.fiu.edu/nse/. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE 
PROGRAM 

The International Student Exchange (ISE) Program 
provides students with the opportunity to study abroad 
(during one or two semesters) at one of the various 
universities that have an agreement with Florida 
International University. Full credit is given for work 
satisfactorily completed during the exchange program as 
long as it has been pre-approved by an advisor. Grades 
are not transferred. The International Student Exchange 
Program offers the opportunity to live abroad, explore 
other languages and cultures, and become acquainted 
with new friends from all over the world. Students will be 
required to pay FIU tuition, insurance, housing, and travel 
arrangements. 

In order to participate in ISE, a student must be enrolled 
at FIU and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

For more information, please contact the Office of 
Education Abroad located in PC 113, (305) 348-1913, 
email: EducationAbroad@fiu.edu, or 
http://educationabroad.fiu.edu . 



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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM 

Each year FIU offers a number of Study Abroad Programs 
through the Office of Education Abroad, in coordination 
with different academic units. Most of these programs are 
under the direction of FIU faculty members who 
accompany the students abroad. Students receive FIU 
credit for these programs and scholarships are available. 
Program locations include Brazil, China, Spain, England, 
Ireland. Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, and 
others. FIU also has exchange agreements with 
universities throughout the world, through which students 
can go for a semester and take classes at a partner 
university in the language of the host country. The Honors 
College also offers programs in Italy, Spain, and Jamaica. 
For more information, please contact the Office of 
Education Abroad located in PC 113, (305) 348-1913, 
email: Education Abroad(5)fiu.edu , or 
http://educationabroad.fiu.edu . 



program that they offer, accessible through 
http://apa.fiu.edu/alc.html . 

The Compacts identify the expected core student 
learning outcomes for degree program graduates in the 
areas of communication skills, content/discipline 
knowledge and skills, and critical thinking skills. Students 
should acquire these skills if they follow the prescribed 
course of study in their declared major. Students may be 
expected to participate in a number of activities associated 
with the Compacts such as answering embedded 
questions in scheduled exams, creating a portfolio, 
enrolling in a capstone course, or sitting for a specialized 
exam. The program or department will notify students of 
what procedures have been developed to measure the 
learning specified in the Academic Learning Compact in 
their baccalaureate program beyond course grades. 



PRE-MEDICAL/PRE-HEALTH 
PROFESSIONS ADVISEMENT 

Students interested in pursuing a career in one of the 
health professions [medicine (M.D./O.D.), dentistry, 
veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, 
physicians assistant, or chiropractic medicine] should 
contact the Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising 
Center. Dr. John Landrum at John.l_andrum(5>f iu.edu 
prior to registration in their first semester of study. 
Students will need to be in frequent communication with 
the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center during their 
academic careers. When nearing completion of their 
required professional prerequisite courses, students must 
contact the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center to 
arrange for an interview with the Pre-Health Professions 
Advisement and Evaluation Committee. For those 
applying to professional Schools, the Center provides 
needed assistance with the application process and the 
Committee prepares an important letter of 
recommendation. Please visit the website of the Pre- 
Health Professions Advising Center, at http://www2. 
fiu.edu/preprofc where you will find extensive information 
about the different career options within the health care 
professions, the pre-health curriculum, a description of the 
professional school application process and appropriate 
requirements for the different professional schools. 

PRE-LAW ADVISEMENT 

Students interested in receiving information on Law 
School/pre-professional education, on application 
procedures, testing, and references should contact the 
Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Political 
Science, or the Department of Philosophy in the College of 
Arts and Sciences. A faculty advisor in these departments 
will advise students who are seeking information about 
attending law school. Students are encouraged to visit: 
http://www2.fiu.edu/~casdean/Advisinq/Pre-Law.htm . 



ACADEMIC LEARNING COMPACTS 

The Florida Board of Governors has mandated that the 
public universities in Florida develop an Academic 
Learning Compact for each baccalaureate degree 



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Honors College 

The Honors College at Florida International University is a community of outstanding students, dedicated scholars, and 
committed teachers who work together in an atmosphere usually associated with small private colleges, using the resources of 
a major state university. 

The Honors College provides a broad interdisciplinary curriculum of unique courses and the chance to work closely with 
expert faculty and distinguished members of the larger community. Preparedness for graduate or professional study and for 
employment are significantly enhanced by exclusive Honors College research and study abroad programs, as well 
as networking, service and internship opportunities. The Honors College experience includes living-learning communities, an 
emphasis on peer and faculty mentoring, community service, national conference participation, and a variety of active student 
organizations. 

Students may pursue any major available at the University and at the same time complete the Honors curriculum. The 
curriculum emphasizes critical, integrative, and creative thinking; group and independent research; oral presentation; and 
close contact between students and faculty. 

Committed to excellence, professors in the Honors College are carefully selected for their accomplishments as both 
teachers and scholars. 

The College has special relationships with the university's professional schools that offer students unique opportunities: a 
three-plus-three program with the College of Law allows eligible students to begin law school in lieu of their fourth year of 
undergraduate study, and an agreement with the College of Medicine guarantees Honors College students a personal 
interview, based on eligibility. 
In addition to the interdisciplinary curriculum, Honors College students enjoy many other benefits: 

Transcript notation: "Graduated through the Honors College" 

Priority registration 

Honors College scholarships, including a free laptop program for qualified students 

Unique study abroad programs 

Leadership training 

The Honors College Advanced Research Program, pairing students and faculty mentors to conduct advanced 

research projects 

Career enrichment services with Honors-only job and internship opportunities 

Funding to attend national and international conferences 

Dedicated information technology centers and library study rooms 

Eligibility for membership in Honors College societies and the Honors Leadership Council 

Graduate-level library borrowing privileges 

Living-learning communities in housing 

Community partnerships for service learning 

For more information about the Honors College, see the Honors Curriculum in this catalog or visit honors.fiu.edu . 



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University Libraries 

As the intellectual crossroads of FIU, the Libraries are wonderful gathering places to pursue scholarly research, to learn about 
and use information technology, to write, to study, and to draw on a rich collection of print and electronic resources. Here you 
will find just about everything you need in order to collaborate and create new knowledge for the 21 st century: 1.8 million 
volumes, thousands of DVDs, maps, manuscripts, rare books, microfilms, and some 400 electronic databases containing 
millions of articles from tens of thousands of online journals, newspapers, government reports, and more. You can access 
many of these resources right from home by tapping into our online books, journals, newspapers, historical documents, 
photographs, and other materials. To help you with your research needs, our librarians will gladly assist you in person, by 
phone, by email, and by live chat, and spend as much time as you require showing you how to navigate the resources. The 
Libraries also offer wireless internet access, laptop checkout, late-night hours, document scanning to email, laser color 
printers, study rooms, group and quiet study spaces, collaborative learning areas, disability access, graduate research carrels, 
and cafes. Have your computing questions answered at the University Technology Services desk and consult with skilled 
tutors at the Center for Excellence in Writing. The Libraries also house the world-renowned Everglades Digital Library, a state- 
of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Special Collections. 
In addition, as an FIU student you have privileges at most other libraries in South Florida and all other Florida State University 
System libraries. 

In keeping with FlU's core value-student-centered service-the Libraries are redesigning and renovating two prime service 
areas as futuristic information commons sites, complete with ubiquitous wireless computing, small group presentation rooms, 
flat screen technology, self-serve checkout, flexible modular furniture, and many other features designed to accommodate the 
way you will collaborate, study, and use information throughout your university career and beyond. 

Visit our various locations: the Green Library at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the Biscayne Bay Library, the Engineering 
Library Service Center, and virtually at http://library.fiu.edu . 



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University Museums 

THE PATRICIA AND PHILLIP FROST 
ART MUSEUM 

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on the Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus is an arts resource for the university 
and surrounding communities in South Florida. Its mission 
is to enrich and educate diverse audiences through the 
language of art by collecting, preserving, researching and 
interpreting a broad range of arts from around the world. 
The museum is the repository of over 6,000 works of art 
including the Coral Gables Metropolitan Museum and Art 
Center Collection and the Betty Laird Perry Emerging 
Artist Collection. 

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum amplifies the 
impact of its exhibitions with a wide range of regionally 
unique and nationally recognized educational programs. 
The Steven & Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series 
presents South Florida's diverse audiences with 
programming that includes art world luminaries and 
renowned artists, critics, curators, designers and scholars. 
The museum offers event programs such as Target 
Wednesday After-Hours, which gives visitors the chance 
to engage with the contemporary and confront the 
controversial with talks, films, live music and art. The 
museum also offers guided tours of the current exhibition 
and the Sculpture Park. 

The museum's educational programs are designed to 
nurture and increase each participant's knowledge of art, 
honor its mission to serve people of all ages, means and 
backgrounds, including the culturally diverse FIU 
community and residents of and visitors to South Florida. 
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum develops a 
significant series of public programs in conjunction with 
the major exhibitions it borrows and organizes each year. 

Additionally, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum 
works with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to deliver 
tours of interdisciplinary training for instructors that reach 
more than 12,000 teachers and students annually. 

In conjunction with the School of Art and Art History, 
the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is an 18-credit 
program intended to prepare individuals for employment in 
museums, historic preservation, and collection 
management. The program offers graduate level courses 
in various associated academic disciplines with special 
projects appropriate for specific museum work. Courses 
are for students interested in museum careers and for 
people currently employed in museums who want to 
expand their theoretical base and their knowledge of best 
professional practices. The program is designed to provide 
the students with a strong theoretical basis and a broad 
understanding of museum practice and history. For further 
information on the program, refer to the School of Art and 
Art History and the Frost Art Museum webpage. 

Student and faculty exhibitions are an important 
component of the museum's academic function and 
present the work of student and faculty artists and alumni 
who have gone on to receive state and national 
recognition, including National Endowment for the Arts, 
'•rihur Foundation, Cintas Award, Guggenheim 
Fellowship Award and Florida Visual Artist grants and 
fellowships. The Betty Laird Perry Emerging Artist 
Collection was established with work acquired through the 
Betty Laird Perry Purchase Award, which is granted to 



selected BFA and MFA students graduating from the FIU 
programs in visual arts. 

Please visit the museum's website is at 
http://thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890. 

THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 

Located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District, 
The Wolfsonian-FlU is a museum and research center 
that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art 
and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to 
tell the story of social, political, and technological changes 
that have transformed our world. It encourages people to 
see the world in new ways, and to learn from the past as 
they shape the present and influence the future. The 
Wolfsonian achieves its mission through exhibitions, 
publications, educational programs, and individual 
scholarship. 

The Wolfsonian became part of FIU in July 1997 when 
its founder, Mitchell Wolfson Jr., donated his extraordinary 
collection, as well as the museum building and an off-site 
storage annex, to the University. The core of The 
Wolfsonian's holdings consists of decorative arts, fine arts, 
propaganda, architectural materials, and industrial and 
graphic design from the period 1885-1945. The United 
States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands 
are the countries most extensively represented. There are 
also smaller but significant collections of materials from a 
number of other countries, including Austria, 
Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Japan, and the former 
Soviet Union. The collection includes works on paper, 
furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, 
lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of 
objects, as well as a rare books library with more than 
45,000 items. 

In addition to its permanent collection galleries, The 
Wolfsonian presents temporary exhibitions that address 
broad themes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 
such as nationalism, political persuasion, industrialization, 
architecture and urbanism, consumerism and advertising, 
transportation, and world's fairs. Although drawing 
primarily on its own holdings, The Wolfsonian also 
features exhibitions and objects on loan from other 
collections. 

Through its public programs, The Wolfsonian offers a 
range of lectures, films, symposia, tours, and workshops 
geared to visitors of all ages. It has paired with Miami- 
Dade County Public Schools to develop activities and 
interpretive materials for students and teachers in the arts 
and social sciences. To inquire about an exhibition 
(present, past, upcoming), program, or the general 
calendar, please visit http://www.wolfsonian.org or call 
(305)531-1001. 

The Wolfsonian offers important resources to the FIU 
community. The museum hosts classes in its classrooms, 
offers tours of its galleries to student groups and courses, 
and makes the collection of its rare books library (305- 
535-2641) available to students and faculty members for 
research projects. Students interested in learning more 
about these resources should contact the museum's 
academic programs coordinator, 305-535-2613, 
jon(5)thewolf. fiu.edu . 



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Student Affairs 

The Division of Student Affairs seeks to enhance the 
academic mission of the University by promoting a vast 
array of educational, social, and cultural opportunities and 
programs. We believe that a student's education takes 
place both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to 
provide an environment that supports the growth and 
development of our students by catering to their social, 
intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. From 
orientation to job interview skills, volunteer opportunities to 
multicultural programs, health care screenings to 
residential life, Student Affairs is here to help you make 
the most of your college experience. 

The following are Student Affairs departments and 
programs: 

CAMPUS LIFE 

The Department of Campus Life creates learning 
communities that expose students to a diversity of ideas 
and experiences and develop the following skills: 
leadership, communication, problem-solving, program 
planning, organization, implementation, evaluation, and 
most importantly, the opportunity to Get Involved on 
Campus. Activities such as movies, athletic events, pep 
rallies, concerts, comedy shows, lecture series, 
multicultural theme weeks, and community service are a 
few of the fun and educational programs offered through 
the department. Students may form additional 
organizations and clubs that promote the University's 
educational mission and the development of one's 
personal attributes. Campus Life activities are co- 
curricular and cover all aspects of the educational 
experiences and personal growth of students. Over 210 
registered organizations exist to enrich campus life and 
contribute to the social, cultural, and academic growth of 
students. 

The Department of Campus Life includes the Student 
Government Association, Council for Student 
Organizations (MMC), Student Organizations Council 
(BBC), Student Programming Council, Honors Council, 
Greek Organizations, Multifaith Council, Homecoming 
Council, and Panther Power (BBC). 
Location: GC 2240, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-2138; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5804. 

CHILDREN'S CREATIVE LEARNING 
CENTER 

Established in 1975, the Children's Center, an Educational 
Research Center for Child Development, is a SACS 
Accredited, Gold Seal Program located on the Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus, and is a department within Student 
Affairs. 

A full day developmentally appropriate hands-on early 
education program is available for children of students, 
faculty, staff, alumni, and the neighboring community and 
is housed in the center's main building on the west side of 
campus. The program serves children who have achieved 
bathroom independence between the ages of two and 
one-half through five years, Monday through Friday, from 
7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with pick-up at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 
p.m., or after 3:30 p.m. 



A part-time Edu-Care/Flex-Time program is offered to 
children of students who are three or four years of age and 
who have achieved bathroom independence. The part- 
time program is housed in the Graham Center. 

Students can contract for blocks of time between the 
hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
Evening hours are available Monday through Thursday 
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Center enrollment priority is given to children of students. 
Financial support is available for FIU Pell Grant eligible 
students. For more information, visit our web site 
http://www.fiu.edu/~children . To request an admission 
form, stop by the Center or call (305) 348-2143. 

SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE 

Greek organizations — fraternities and sororities — 
contribute to the University by promoting leadership, 
scholarship, service, social activities, and brotherhood and 
sisterhood. 

An Interfraternity Council governs men's fraternities, a 
Multicultural Greek Council governs historically 
multicultural-based fraternities and sororities, a National 
Pan-Hellenic Council governs historically African- 
American fraternities and sororities, and the Panhellenic 
Council governs women's social sororities. The Order of 
Omega is the honorary leadership society of fraternities 
and sororities that promotes leadership and scholarship 
among Greeks. Rho Lambda is the honor society that 
recognizes women for their leadership contributions to the 
Panhellenic Council and for high academic achievement. 
Formal recruitment periods. Membership Intake Processes 
are held Fall or Spring semester depending on the 
organization and council. For more information, please 
check our website. 

Location: GC 2240, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-2138, http://www.fiu.edu/~greeks/ . 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 

The Student Government Association is comprised of 
representatives from all Schools and Colleges who are 
elected by the student body. There is a Student 
Government Council at both the Biscayne Bay Campus 
and Modesto A. Maidique Campus. SGA is responsible 
for overseeing and appropriating the Activity and Service 
(A&S) fees paid by all students each semester. These 
fees fund many of the campus life events, student 
activities, and clubs and organizations. SGA also acts as 
the liaison between the students and administrative areas 
of the University, specifically speaking, and lobbying on 
behalf of students. 

SGA members represent the student body on University- 
wide committees and task forces to ensure student 
representation at the administrative level. SGA meets 
regularly and students are highly encouraged to attend 
meetings and become involved in all aspects of Student 
Government. 

Location: GC 211, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-2121; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5680. 



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CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND 
SERVICE 

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides 
students with developmental and experiential opportunities 
that foster leadership and community involvement, 
grounded in values and moral purpose. Through 
leadership education, service learning, advocacy, and 
volunteerism, students will become active citizens on 
campus, in their respective communities, and in the 
workplace. 

Leadership education is both curricular (for credit) and 
co-curricular (non-credit). PAD 3431 Exploring Leadership 
is a three-credit introductory leadership course open to all 
students. SOW 4932 Service Learning examines social 
issues and develops a response through a service project. 
These courses are part of an academic certificate in 
Professional Leadership Studies. Non-credit leadership 
development programs range from one-hour skill building 
workshops, to semester-based programs, to a year-long 
living/learning community on campus. All of these 
programs are interactive and experiential in nature and are 
offered at a variety of times to accommodate our diverse 
student population. Programs are developmental in 
nature, so students can begin with an entry-level program 
and progress to more advanced leadership training while 
at FIU. Consult the department website for program 
descriptions and application details, www.fiu.edu/~cls . 

CLS is also the central office for service development, by 
offering a clearinghouse and resource center for volunteer 
activities, service-learning, and advocacy for social issues. 
Three major service projects are sponsored by CLS. By 
taking leadership roles in organizing and implementing 
these projects, students are able to practice and refine 
their leadership skills. Alternative Break (AB) educates 
students about social issues and encourages them to 
make a difference by participating in direct service projects 
in communities throughout the country and abroad. Dance 
Marathon is a student-run philanthropy dedicated to 
raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Several 
hundred students participate in the 25-hour fundraiser that 
takes an entire year and a committee of 30 students to 
plan and implement. Proceeds benefit the Miami 
Children's Hospital. Relay for Life is the signature 
fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. A 
committee of FIU students organizes the overnight walk to 
celebrate life and provide hope for those touched by this 
disease. 

Students may also take on leadership roles by providing 
peer education. The LEAD Team is a student group that 
promotes and supports leadership development. The 
LEAD Team participates as program promoters and 
department ambassadors, group facilitators, classroom 
presenters, and consultants to student organizations. 

The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicated to 
developing the leadership capacity and service ethic of all 
students, regardless of position or title. 
Location: GC 242 Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-6995 or; WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 
919-5360 U<::, '.!><: huh fin Bdu/~cl« 

MULTIFAITH COUNCIL 

The Multifaith Council serves student groups involved in a 
variety of activities. Professional representatives from 
various faiths are available for personal appointments. 



Individual denominations sponsor campus-wide programs 

including worship, study groups, social gatherings, and 

cultural events. Campus Ministry sponsors programs and 

activities which are non-denominational. 

Location: GC 318, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 

348-3902; CM 101, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 

5247. 

CAREER SERVICES 

Career Services (CS) assists registered students at all 
University locations with career plans and employment 
needs across academic disciplines, and with all types of 
employers: business and industry, education, technology, 
government, science, construction, manufacturing, 
telecommunications, transportation, military and defense, 
and consumer products and services that may be for-profit 
or non-profit. CS works closely with the Career offices that 
are located in the School of Hospitality and Tourism 
Management, College of Business Administration, and 
College of Law. CS's high-tech and high-touch philosophy 
offers 24-7 services plus individualized attention through 
intake hours and one-on-one appointments. 

CS encourages students to register with the office 
immediately after enrolling in classes— whether as a 
freshman, a transfer, or a graduate student. The office 
can help you identify a major, find an internship, or locate 
a career that is right for you. Get involved with Career 
Services. Our programs and services include: 

• CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT - 
This area offers career interest tools assessments, 
group and individual appointments, as well as 
workshops for those desiring to identify their next 
educational and/or career path. 

• INTERNSHIPS AND COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - 
We assist students in identifying and securing 
practical experience in their chosen major. 
Assignments include part-time as well as full-time 
employment. Internships and Cooperative Education 
often provide a salary and academic credit with 
assignments possible at local, national or international 
levels. These experiences have been found to 
significantly increase the possibility of gaining full-time 
career employment at time of graduation. 

• EMPLOYMENT UPON GRADUA TION - Students are 
encouraged to become fully registered with CSO, this 
allows you to take full advantage of the Campus 
Interview Program, Resume Referral Service, and 
Online Job Vacancies. You will also receive regular e- 
mails about networking opportunities and job fairs. 

• DELTA EPSILON IOTA - An academic honor society 
dedicated to enhancing student leadership skills, 
career development, and networking opportunities 
with employers. The society supports the mission, 
vision, and goals of Career Services Office. 
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate 
students across all academic units who meet the 3.3 
GPA requirement and have earned at least 30 
semester hours. 

CS also provides specialized workshops like business 
etiquette lunches/dinners, dress for success seminars, 
salary negotiating, interviewing effectively, and how to 
network. Other activities include resume critiques, 
practice interviews, and advance interviewing. The office 
has video conference capabilities for interviewing. For 
more information, click on: http://www.flu.edu/~career . 



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Locations: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 230, (305) 
348-2423; Biscayne Bay, WUC 225, (305) 919-5770; 
Engineering, EC 2780, (305) 348-1281. 

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER 

Disability Resource Center provides information and 
assistance to students with disabilities who are in need of 
special accommodations. Services are available to 
students with sensory, physical, medical, psychological, 
and psychiatric disabilities. Services include auxiliary aids 
and academic adjustments for qualified individuals and 
may include: classroom accommodations, assistive 
technology, note-takers, readers, ASL interpreters, 
adapted testing, priority registration, and referrals. Support 
and assistance in overcoming architectural, academic, 
attitudinal, and other barriers encountered are provided. 
Current documentation of a disability is required to 
establish accommodations and to receive services. Prior 
to the beginning of each semester, a request for 
accommodations must be provided by the student, 
resulting in the notification of the faculty. 
Location: GC 190, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-3532, WUC 131, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5345. TTY 1-888-447-5620. 

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES 

Good health is essential to your success while at the 
University and throughout your life. Therefore, the 
University Health Services utilizes funds collected through 
the student health fee to provide registered students with 
free or low-cost clinical Holistic services with an emphasis 
on health education and disease prevention, as well as 
quality and cost-effective clinical care for the diagnosis 
and treatment of routine illnesses and minor injuries. 
Ambulatory care centers are available on each campus to 
serve students' primary health care needs in a convenient 
and patient-friendly environment. 
Services offered at no charge: 

• Medical office visits with registered nurses, primary 
care nurse practitioners, and physicians 

• Physical exams 

• Family planning counseling 

• Lifestyle workshops, lectures, and activities for groups 
or individuals are provided on a variety of topics such 
as: wellness, stress management, nutrition, fitness, 
sexual health (HIV/AIDS, STD, etc.), substance 
use/abuse prevention, preventive health issues/self- 
care, and aromatherapy 

• Fitness assessment (weight, body composition, blood 
pressure/heart rate, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness) 

• Health Education consultations on nutrition, fitness, 
smoking cessation, wellness, stress management, 
aromatherapy, and sexual health) 

• Anonymous HIV counseling and testing 

• Yoga classes 

• Chair massages 

• Student clubs 

Services available for a nominal charge: 

• Nutrition counseling with a registered dietician 

• Laboratory tests (blood, urine, and cultures) 

• EKGs, vision, and hearing tests 

• Physical examination and accompanying reports for 
class or work related purposes 



• Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted 
infections 

• Respiratory therapy 

• Immunizations 

• Women's clinical services: physical exams and 
diagnostic tests including pap smears, pregnancy 
tests, colposcopy*, cryotherapy*, and ultrasounds* 

• Massage therapy* 

• Acupuncture* 

• Chiropractic* 

• Pharmacy services which include over the counter 
products and prescription medications* at competitive 
prices. You may have prescriptions filled from your 
health care provider even if not seen at one of the FIU 
health clinics. 

*Only available at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. 

Important information before accessing our services 

• Students must present a current, valid FIU photo ID at 
the time of the office visit. 

• For your convenience, appointments are strongly 
recommended. 

• If you need to cancel an appointment, you must call at 
least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. 

• Payment is required at the time of service. Cash (at 
MMC only), checks, money orders, 
MasterCardA/ISA/Discover credit cards, and the FIU 
debit card are accepted as forms of payment. 

• Services not available include: X-ray, dental care, 
specialty physicians, and emergency care after clinic 
hours and on weekends. In case of emergency on 
either campus, call Public Safety — Campus Police 
Department (24 hours a day) at 305-348-5911. 
Emergency care after clinic hours and on weekends is 
not offered at our facility. 

• The student health fee does not cover diagnostic and 
therapeutic medical visits to outside physicians, 
clinics, or hospitals. Students are strongly encouraged 
to purchase supplemental health insurance. A health 
insurance policy is available at a low rate for students 
who take six or more credits a semester. See our 
website for further details about the current domestic 
insurance plan. 

• For a complete and updated list of our services and 
charges, visit our website at www.fiu.edu/~health . 

Modesto A. Maidique Campus 

Location: University Health Services Complex (near the 

College of Law and Recreation Center) 

Phone Number: (305) 348-2401 

Fax: (305) 348-6655 

Biscayne Bay Campus 

Locations: Health Care Center (HCWC Building located by 

parking lot 1-C) 

Wellness Center: (across from the Campus Support 

Complex) 

Phone Numbers: (305) 919-5620 

Fax:(305)919-5312. 

STUDENT MEDIA 

Student media at FIU include The Beacon newspaper, 
fiusm.com, and WRGP radio. 

The Beacon is an editorially independent publication 
produced by students and distributed free. The purpose of 
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about campus news, events and activities; to serve as a 
forum for opinion and commentary concerning campus 
related topics; and to protect the interests of the University 
community and its component parts. It is published 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the Fall and 
Spring terms, except during holiday breaks. It is also 
published eight times during the summer term. Students 
can work on the staff in news and features, photography, 
and/or advertising. No prior experience is required. 
WRGP is Fill's radio station located at 88.1, 95.3 (MMC), 
and 96.9 (BBC) FM. Its programming is an eclectic mix of 
the latest music on the cutting edge of the alternative 
scene, FIU sports play-by-play, and news. Programming 
also includes daily specialty shows that cover the music 
spectrum of metal to reggae, and in between Caribbean, 
hip-hop, rap, Latin rock, jazz, and classical mornings. The 
station operates 24 hours seven days a week. The station 
provides a mean for students to acquire experience in 
various disciplines related to the broadcast industry, 
including hands-on experience in a realistic, business-like 
setting encompassing teamwork and professional 
standards. Students can work in areas such as 
broadcasting, business, promotions, and/or engineering. 
Prior experience is not required. 

Fiusm, is a multi-media website that incorporates all of 
student media. Not only can you read about an event, but 
you can also listen and watch it with fiusm's streaming 
video. The website is updated five days a week, fiusm 
accepts advertising. 

Location: The Beacon, GC 210 Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus (305) 348-2709; WUC 220, Biscayne Bay 
Campus (305) 919-4722. WRGP, GC 319, Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus, (305) 348-3071; fiusm.com, GC 210. 

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 
RESIDENTIAL LIFE 

The Department of Housing and Residential Life provides 
housing for students at both the Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus and Biscayne Bay Campuses. There are six 
residential complexes five are located at the Modesto A. 
Maidique Campus and one on the Biscayne Bay Campus 
housing approximately 3,100 students on both campuses. 
Our student housing is designed to provide a comfortable 
living environment conducive to supporting students' 
academic success. The facilities are located within walking 
distance to classrooms, faculty offices, labs, recreation 
facilities, and other student services. There are multiple 
room types which provide a variety of accommodations to 
meet students' housing needs and budgets. 

The campus residential community provides unique 
opportunities for personal growth and development, 
leadership experiences through student participation in 
programming and activities, and developing an 
appreciation of and sensitivity to differences. Residents 
have the opportunity to enjoy social and educational 
events that are sponsored by the Residence Hall 
Association and resident assistants. The residence halls 
feature several Living and Learning Communities that 
include: FYRST (First Year Residents Succeeding 
Together), FYRST Explore, Arts and Architecture, Honors 
Place. Honors Place 2, Honors Place on the Bay, Leaders 
in Residence, and a Law Community. Housing academic 
tutors known as the A-Team are also available to assist 
students with their academic tutoring needs. 



All of the housing facilities have fast Ethernet 
connections. Unlimited access to the web, basic cable 
television, and utilities are included in the room rental rate. 
Each of the residence halls is staffed with both 
professional and paraprofessional personnel to ensure the 
facilities are safe and well maintained. For more 
information regarding services and accommodations, 
please visit our web page at http://www.housinq.fiu.edu . 
Location: Housing Office, University Park Towers (UPT) 
121, Phone: (305) 348-4190, Fax: (305) 348-4295; E-mail: 
housinq@fiu.edu Office of Residential Life, Panther Hall 
(PH) 126, Phone: (305) 348-3661, Fax: (305) 348-3674 on 
the Biscayne Bay Campus, the Bay Vista Housing Office 
is (305) 919-5587. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND 
SCHOLAR SERVICES 

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) 
office provides assistance to international students, faculty 
and researchers in non-immigrant status (F or J visas). 
The staff provides advising services on immigration, 
cultural, personal, social and financial concerns, as well 
as, maintaining the Student Exchange Visitor Information 
System (SEVIS) of the Department of Homeland Security 
for the University. The office also serves as a liaison to 
academic and administrative departments throughout the 
University. 

All new and/or international transfer students MUST 
attend a MANDATORY orientation program before the 
start of their first semester and MUST report to the ISSS 
office within the first week of the start of classes. The 
ISSS also offers social and cultural programs to assist 
students in adapting more effectively to the University 
community and to living in Miami. An active International 
Student Club on each campus collaborates with the 
department in organizing various social activities. Club 
programs enable students to participate in the 
international dimension of the University and provide 
opportunities for involvement in the greater Miami 
community. 

ISSS is located in GC 355, Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus, (305) 348-2421; and WUC 363, Biscayne Bay 
Campus, (305) 919-5813. 

MULTICULTURAL PROGRAM AND 
SERVICES 

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (MPAS) 
provides retention-centered services for our diverse 
student body. MPAS offers students the personal, 
academic, social, and cultural support needed for the 
achievement of their educational goals. Staff members 
assist with leadership development, counseling, career 
and academic advisement, financial assistance, tutorials, 
and serve as a liaison to academic units and student 
support services University-wide. AAA Tutorial and several 
student organizations fall under the MPAS umbrella. 
MPAS also houses a graduate assistant position devoted 
to coordinating and promoting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, 
Bisexual, and Transgender) initiatives and programming. 
Location: GC 216 and GC 265, Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus, (305) 348-2436; WUC 253, Biscayne Bay 
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Academic Achievement) is a free tutoring service available 
for all enrolled FIU students at both campuses. 
Locations: GC 267, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-4109; WUC 253 (305) 919-5817. 

Please visit our web page at http://mpas.fiu.edu . 
Student Organizations advised through MPAS include 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, 
Stonewall Pride Alliance, On Point Poetry, and Golden 
Charmers Dance Team. 

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN 

The Ombudsman Office acts as an impartial and 
confidential forum to assist students who have 
encountered problems or conflicts at the University, 
particularly problems or concerns not adequately 
addressed through normal channels. This may include 
correcting processes or procedures which hinder resolving 
the issue or are causing an inordinate delay. The 
Ombudsman may resolve problems through various 
methods, including investigation, mediation, or making 
referrals to the appropriate University department for 
review. The Ombudsman should be utilized in situations 
where all areas of appeal have been exhausted or proven 
unsuccessful. 

For more information or services, please contact the 
Office of the Ombudsman at (305) 348-2797 located in 
Graham Center 219 at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, or 
located in WUC 325, Wolfe University Center, Biscayne 
Bay Campus, (305) 919-5800. 

ORIENTATION AND COMMUTER 
STUDENT SERVICES 

The Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Services 
provides resources, services, and programs to new 
students and the University's commuter student 
population. The "Panther Preview" Orientation program is 
designed to assist new students with the transition to 
university life by introducing them to the vast array of 
resources available at FIU, providing time to work with an 
academic advisor, and giving them an opportunity to get to 
know their new classmates. New students meet with a 
Peer Advisor who introduces them to the campus 
surroundings and provides valuable insight into what it is 
like to be an FIU student. Students are also given the 
opportunity to receive their official FIU Student ID/ Panther 
Card, discover the variety of ways to get involved on 
campus, and learn how to use the online student 
registration system. 

A mandatory two-day program for freshmen and a one 
day session for transfer students are held prior to the fall, 
spring, and summer semesters. A parent program is also 
offered during each freshman session to introduce parents 
to FIU and assist them with preparing to meet the 
challenges of parenting a college student. Information 
about registering for Orientation is mailed to newly 
admitted undergraduate students prior to the first term of 
enrollment. 

The Commuter Center, located at Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus, assists students with obtaining information that 
will aid them in making a smooth transition to the 
University. A variety of services are available at the 
Center, including: off-campus housing information, 
campus maps, parking information, local telephone 
access, and child care information. 



The office coordinates large-scale events such as 
Welcome Week, Panther Camp, Parent and Family 
Weekend, and provides direction for the Panther Parents 
Association. 

Location: GC 112, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-6414; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5804. 

OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND 
CONFLICT RESOLUTION 

The mission of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is 
to promote concepts of respect, civility, fairness, and 
conflict resolution on campus by enforcing community 
standards (FIU policies, federal, state, and local laws) and 
holding students accountable for their behavior in a fair, 
yet developmental manner, through the involvement of the 
campus community and educational development of 
students. 

Infringement of an academic nature should be directed to 
the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Complaints that 
are non-academic should be directed to the Office of 
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. 

The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution 
also: 

• Provides student conduct record background checks 
for various agencies (Secret Service, FBI, CIA, State 
Department, DEA, Federal Marshals, Law 
Enforcement Agencies, Military, Graduate Schools, 
Law Schools, Dean Certifications, Florida Bar 
Examiners). 

• Assists in the selection and training of Student 
Conduct Committee members and hearing officers. 

• Manages admissions clearances - The University 
reserves the right to review the case of any student 
who has been involved in misconduct prior to 
admission to determine eligibility for admission. 

• Administers the student conduct process. Holds 
students accountable for violations of the Student 
Code of Conduct. 

• Provides educational programs for faculty, staff, and 
students regarding the student conduct process; 
ethics and integrity; conflict resolution; and dealing 
with disruptive students in the classroom. 

• Provides mediation as a possible avenue to foster 
mutual respect and understanding when differences 
arise. Mediation through the Office of Student 
Conduct and Conflict Resolution is an informal, 
voluntary, and confidential way to resolve minor 
conflicts, disputes, or disagreements without going 
through formal charges or judicial proceedings. 

Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct section in the 
FIU Student Handbook for more information regarding 
the student conduct process and procedure. The Office of 
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is located in GC 
311 at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 348-3939. 
Web site: http://www.fiu.edu/~sccr . 

UNIVERSITY CENTERS 

The University Center on each campus provides direct 
services to students and the University community. The 
Graham Center (GC) at Modesto A. Maidique Campus 
and the Wolfe University Center (WUC) at Biscayne Bay 
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to meet and interact in a non-classroom environment. 
Staff in the Centers coordinate the scheduling of space 
and assist with the production of student and University 
sponsored events. 

As the hub of University life, these buildings house the 
offices of Student Government Association (SGA); 
Campus Life; Student Programming Council (SPC); 
Council of Student Organizations (CS); Office of Sorority 
and Fraternity Life; The Beacon student newspaper; 
Faculty Club, and departments of the Division of Student 
Affairs that provide services to students: Career Services, 
Center for Leadership and Service, Disability Resource 
Center. International Student and Scholar Services, Multi- 
faith Council. Office of Multicultural Programs and 
Services, Orientation and Commuter Student Services, 
Pre-College Programs, Student Conduct and Conflict 
Resolution, and Women's Center. 

The University Centers also offer the services of 
coordinating special events, media sources, state-of-the- 
art and wireless computer labs, bookstores, cafeterias, 
grills, vending machines, credit unions, copy centers, 
automatic banking facilities, auditoriums, lounges, meeting 
rooms, ballrooms, movie theaters, and game rooms. Other 
services include; Lost and Found, locker rentals, vending 
refunds, Kaplan Test Preparation Center, and Panther ID 
card center. 

The Graham Center houses the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs, Ombudsman Office, 
classrooms, Art Gallery, the Radio Station (WRGP), a 
satellite cashiering office, a fresh food concept — serving 
all you care to eat, Polio Tropical, Subway, Burger King, 
Sushi Maki, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Bustelo coffee 
shop. The mini-mall offers a credit union, Panther Stop 
convenience store, Toshiba copy center, Barnes and 
Nobles Bookstore. Santi's hair and nail salon, WavesSpa, 
notary public, Panther Dry Cleaners/shoe repair, and 
Chili's too. 

The Wolfe University Center (WUC) is located at the 
heart of FlU's Biscayne Bay Campus. It is home to the 
three hundred seat Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, houses a 
state-of-the-art computer lounge, five large meeting 
rooms, and a recently renovated multi-purpose ballroom. 
A multi-purpose dining and catering facility, the student 
fitness center, and several comfortable study lounges can 
also be found in the WUC. It is also host to one of the 
most complete and professional team building training 
programs in South Florida, the Team Ropes Adventure 
Challenge (TRAC). Tenants include Students Affairs 
Offices for Disability Resource Center, Multicultural 
Programs and Services, Career Services, International 
Student and Scholar Services, and Counseling and 
Psychological Services. University support offices include 
the Credit Union, the Student ID Center, Panther Print and 
Mail, University Technology Services, and the Parking and 
Transportation Office. The Barnes and Noble University 
Bookstore is located on the first floor next to Panther 
Square. 

The administrative offices of the University Centers are 
located as follows: GC 1215 at Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus (305) 348-2297; WUC 325 at Biscayne Bay 
Campus (305) 919-5800. 

VICTIM ADVOCACY CENTER 

m Advocacy Center provides support services to 
FIU students .taff and University visitors who 



have been victims and survivors of abuse and/or violence. 
Confidential services are free of charge, and address 
issues such as sexual violence, relationship/ 
dating/domestic abuse, stalking, assault and battery, hate 
crimes, harassment, and issues pertaining to adult 
survivors of child abuse, and homicide survivors. The 
Center operates a 24-hour crisis hotline, and accepts 
walk-ins during regular business hours or by appointment. 
Victim Advocates provide emotional and practical support 
to ensure that all issues arising as a result of victimization 
are addressed according to the wishes of the victim. 
Victim Advocates provide assistance to the victim related 
to safety planning, understanding and navigating the 
criminal justice system, assistance in making police 
reports, petitioning the court for an injunction for protection 
("restraining order"), finding legal assistance and such 
other related activities as may be desired by the victim, 
which might also include activities such as finding 
emergency safe shelter, communicating with professors 
and/or other parties as requested by the victim, help with 
university administrative procedures, student conduct 
proceedings, and others; escort to appointments, hearings 
and medical facilities. The Center also provides 
awareness and prevention education programs for the FIU 
community, and paid peer education opportunities for FIU 
students. Persons who have experienced actual or 
threatened victimization are encouraged to seek services 
from the Victim Advocacy Center. 

Location: UHSC 210, Modesto A. Maidique Campus (305) 
348-1215; by appointment at BBC; 24-hour crisis hotline: 
(305) 348-3000. www.vac.fiu.edu . 

WOMEN'S CENTER 

The Women's Center at FIU provides numerous programs 
and services to support FIU women students in their 
personal, academic, and professional development. The 
Women's Center collaborates and coordinates with other 
university departments and student organizations to meet 
the needs and enhance the lives of the varied female 
population on campus. Programs and services are open to 
the entire community, but focus on women and include 
confidential referrals, leadership, and volunteer 
opportunities. We educate and advocate for systematic 
changes that will improve the lives of women and men. 
Our curriculum includes the following programs: 

• CRYOUT support group for women at FIU 

• Mentoring Partnerships Program 

• Sisterhood Retreat 

• Wild Succulent Women program series 

• Strong Women, Strong Girls 

• Women Who Lead Conference 

• Take Back the Night 

• National Organization for Women student 
organization 

• VOX student organization 

Locations: GC 2200, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-1506 and WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 
919-5359. 

PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS AND 
GRANTS 

The Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants 
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applications for the Division of Student Affairs. The office 
also researches and investigates potential grant 
opportunities, provides direction in the monitoring and 
evaluation of externally funded programs initiated by staff 
members, and serves as liaison with the University's 
Sponsored Research Office. 

This office develops partnerships with community and 
local educational agencies and acts as liaison with private 
and public agencies and organizations. Training is 
provided for division staff regarding development and 
management of external funding opportunities. Policies 
regarding grants and grant writing are formulated and 
implemented. Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants also 
directs grant budgets and oversees budgeting of obtained 
grants. 

Location: MARC 414, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 
(305) 348-2446. 

PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS 

Pre-Collegiate Programs provide academic enrichment, 
career planning, financial aid guidance, and scholarship 
opportunities to promising underrepresented students at 
the middle and high school levels. The programs also 
expose students to the University environment through 
residential and non-residential programs and assists in 
facilitating the transition to college. In partnership with 
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the following 
programs are offered on both campuses: College Reach 
Out, College Board Expanded Opportunity; Partners in 
Progress I and II; and South Florida Center of Excellence. 
Location: GC 331, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-1742. 

UPWARD BOUND 

The Upward Bound pre-collegiate program is a federally 

funded project designed to prepare underserved high 

school students for college. Upward Bound provides 

participants with supplemental instruction in academic 

areas, counseling, life skills training, financial aid, and a 

summer residential experience. 

Location: GC 331, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 

348-1742. 

Educational Talent Search 

Educational Talent Search is a federal initiative to serve 

disadvantaged middle and high school students who need 

support to complete high school and to gain entry into a 

post secondary institution. The program provides services 

and activities that address the personal, academic, career, 

and cultural needs of each participant. 

Location: WUC, 257, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 

4223. 

Upward Bound Math & Science 

The focus of the Upward Bound Math Science program at 

FIU is to prepare low income potential first generation 

students to enter careers in biomedical science and 

engineering. To that end, the FIU UBMS provides 

academic and enrichment services in mathematics and 

the sciences that will ensure successful completion of their 

high school education and the eventual matriculation and 

graduation from a post secondary institution of higher 

education. As a supplement to their academics, the 

UBMS program provides a wide range of services and 

activities that are of a personal, career, and cultural 

nature. The program has year-round and Summer 



components. The target high schools are North Miami, 
Booker T. Washington, Miami Central, Miami 
Northwestern, Miami Norland, and Miami Carol City. 
Location: WUC 257, Biscayne Bay (305) 919-4045. 
Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement 
Program 

The McNair Program is a federally funded project. The 
purpose of the McNair Program is to assist low-income, 
first generation college and/or under-represented minority 
college students to make the transition from their 
baccalaureate to doctoral studies. Participants have the 
opportunity to conduct scholarly research under the 
supervision of a faculty mentor from the Sciences, 
Engineer, and/or Mathematics Departments. 
Location: MARC 414, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 
(305)348-7151. 

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL 
SERVICES 

The Counseling and Psychological Services Centers offer 
an array of mental health services which enhance the 
emotional and cognitive well-being of students. There are 
centers located on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 
the Biscayne Bay Campus. The following clinical services 
are available to all registered students: individual, couple, 
and group counseling; substance abuse and eating 
disorder screenings; psychological and 

neuropsychological testing; crisis intervention; and 
psychiatric services. In general, all services are 
confidential. 

Programs available to the University community include 
psychoeducational workshops and seminars related to 
stress and time management, anger management, and 
other mental health issues. The Counseling Center also 
offers the PASS program each semester, which is a fully 
online workshop designed to improve students' academic 
and personal functioning. 

Consultation services are available to faculty or staff 
regarding student concerns. 

Location: UHSC 270, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 
348-2434; WUC 320, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- 
5305. http://www.fiu.edu/~psychser . 

CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES 

Recreational sports programs and fitness facilities are 
available for Florida International University students, 
faculty, staff and alumni through the Offices of Recreation 
Services (MMC) and Campus Recreation (BBC). Funding 
for these services is primarily through student fees 
allocated by the FIU Student Government Association 
(SGA). 

A variety of Intramural (IM) Sports are offered on each 
campus, including men's, women's and co-rec leagues in 
sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball 
and soccer, and tournaments for sports like racquetball, 
tennis, and golf. Individuals looking for a team are 
encouraged to register as "free agents". Registration for 
Intramural Sports can be initiated via the web on the 
Campus Recreation Services website (see URL below). 

The 50,000+ square foot MMC Recreation Center (RC) is 
equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and cardiovascular 
fitness equipment. In addition to free weights, the center 
provides resistance and selectorized equipment, steppers, 
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ellipticals. A basketball gym, locker rooms and a Pro Shop 
are also available. The Rec Center is located west of the 
Health Services Complex. 

Over 50 PantherFIT group fitness classes per week are 
scheduled in the RC. Low or no-cost classes offered 
throughout the year include pilates, ultimate core and step 
aerobics, as well as specialty classes such as yoga, 
spinning, and bodypump. Fitness orientations, body 
composition evaluations, and personal training are also 
featured. Non-credit fitness workshops and First 
Aid/CPR'AED certifications are offered. 

The BBC Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the 
Wolfe University Center (WUC), room 160. The new 
12,000 square foot fitness facility features 21 
cardiovascular machines with cardio theater, locker rooms 
and showers, nine flat screen televisions, a Bose sound 
system, an array of LifeFitness selectorized, and Hammer 
Strength fitness equipment. Additionally, there is a state- 
of-the-art aerobics studio with ballet bars and separate 
Bose sound system. Campus Recreation has revamped 
the cardio vascular group exercise classes offered to 
members. New classes include yoga, hip hop dance, belly 
dancing, body sculpting, dance aerobics, and Zumba Free 
massages are offered on Monday. 

The two campuses offer other facilities for recreational 
use. The Tennis Centers on each campus offer lighted 
courts, and tennis lessons are available. The BBC Aquatic 
Center and Panther Hall Pool provide on-campus 
swimming opportunities. At MMC, students have free 
access to nearby Tamiami Pool during lap swim hours. At 
MMC, the U.S. Century Bank Arena houses three indoor 
racquetball courts available on a reservation basis. A 
current, activated Panther photo ID is required for access 
to all recreation facilities and programs. 

Other areas of interest include adventure recreation 
programs (offering trips in and out-of-state), sport clubs, 
special events, and swim/sport camps. 

Both recreation offices provide student employment 
opportunities as sports officials, customer service and 
weight room attendants, recreation facility supervisors, 
lifeguards, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and 
office assistants. 

For additional information, call: 

MMC Recreation Services/Rec Center: (305) 348-2575 

BBC Campus Recreation: (305) 919-5678 

MMC Recreation Center Membership Desk: 348-2951 

BBC Fitness Center: 919-5678 

MMC Panther Hall Pool: 348-1895 

BBC Aquatic Center. 919-4549 

IM Sports: 348-1054 (MMC), 919-4595 (BBC) 

Tennis Center: 348-6327 (MMC), 919-4595 (BBC) 

MMC Racquetball Reservations: 348-2900 

Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/~camprec/ . 



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Intercollegiate Athletics 

FIU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA), and the Sun Belt Conference for 16 
men's and women's athletic programs. The men's soccer 
program is a member of Conference USA. The university 
has competed at the NCAA Division I level (the highest 
classification offered by the NCAA) since September of 
1987. Prior to that FIU competed successfully at the 
Division II level since 1972. Programs and services in 
Intercollegiate Athletics provide an opportunity for student- 
athletes to develop their athletic skills and leadership 
abilities in an educational setting. Much emphasis is 
placed on the student as a student-athlete to ensure 
intellectual, emotional and social well being. 

ATHLETICS TEAM MEMBERSHIP 

Athletic team membership is open to all full-time students, 
who meet NCAA eligibility requirements and are enrolled 
for 12 credits. Women's programs consist of basketball, 
volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis, track, softball, cross- 
country, and swimming. Men's programs consist of 
basketball, football, soccer, baseball, track, and cross- 
country. To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, the 
university and NCAA require each student-athlete to be in 
good academic standing and make satisfactory progress 
toward a degree. Team membership is determined in a 
manner which does not discriminate based on race, 
gender, national origin, marital status, age, or disability. 

Financial assistance is available to all students recruited 
for all 17 athletic teams. Assistance may include grants, 
scholarships, loans or self-help programs. To be eligible 
for financial assistance, each student-athlete must be in 
good academic standing and make satisfactory progress 
toward a degree. 



other meeting/class rooms with one being over 3,000 
square feet. 

The U.S. Century Bank Arena is home to our 
intercollegiate men's and women's basketball teams as 
well as our women's volleyball team. It is a multi-purpose 
facility with a seating capacity for 5,150 and is the venue 
for our convocation and graduation ceremonies. The main 
floor can hold four volleyball courts and two basketball 
courts. The two auxiliary gyms can each hold one 
basketball court or a volleyball court. Also housed in the 
arena are seven classrooms and six locker rooms. 

The Baseball Stadium is the home to our 
intercollegiate baseball team. The stadium has a seating 
capacity of 2000, and offers a luxurious suite with a 
capacity of 20 overlooking the field. The Baseball Stadium 
also has 3 covered batting cages located just outside the 
left field fence. 

The FIU Soccer Stadium is the home of our 
intercollegiate men's and women's soccer programs. This 
lighted soccer stadium seats 1,500 and the dimensions of 
the field span 120 yards in length by 70 yards in width. 

The FIU Tennis Center has twelve lighted courts and 
is home to the women's tennis program. Six courts are 
open for daily recreational play. 

The FIU Softball Stadium houses our intercollegiate 
softball program and seats 300. It is equipped with two 
batting cages, and 3 bullpen areas located outside the 
outfield walls. 

FIU students are admitted to all regular season 
intercollegiate athletic home games free of charge. 
Presentation of a valid university identification card is 
required. 

For additional information please call: FIU Athletic 
Facilities 348-3258; visit the website at fiusports.com or 
call the University Credit Union Box office at 348-4263 
(FIU-GAME). 



ATHLETIC FACILITIES 

The Athletic Department utilizes eight facilities that serve 
as the sites for athletic, educational, and recreational 
activities. 

Phase I of the FIU Football Stadium was opened in 
Fall 2008. The stadium features over 15,000 permanent 
seats, 1,400 club seats, an upper concourse and 19 full 
service luxury suites. In addition to the suites the stadium 
features a 6,500 sq. ft. Stadium Club, which is a multi- 
purpose banquet hall that can be used for various events 
such as weddings, banquets, conferences and pre-game 
parties. The stadium is the home of our intercollegiate 
football program. During the fall, the facility is also used to 
host many Miami-Dade County Schools high school 
football games. 

Located in the West end zone bleachers of the FIU 
Football Stadium is the R. Kirk Landon Field House. The 
R. Kirk Landon Field House is a 55,000 sq ft facility that 
houses the FIU intercollegiate football team, coaches, and 
staff. The University Credit Union Box Office is located at 
the west entrance to the field house and services all FIU 
sports. The first floor is equipped with a spacious team 
locker room, coaches' locker room, and sports medicine 
and equipment areas. It also houses a 12,000 sq ft weight 
room that accommodates all FIU intercollegiate student- 
athletes. The second floor is complete with 5 
meeting/class rooms that overlook the field, as well as 2 



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University College (UC) 

FIU University College (UC) is the education and training 
partner that provides excellence and value through its 
professional and academic programs. Through UC, the 
instructional and academic resources of the University are 
extended by using innovative approaches including 
distance learning, alternative scheduling, customized 
training and off-campus academic credit and non-credit 
programs. State-of-the-art technological capabilities offer a 
high-quality learning environment at all our locations or at 
a customer's location. An energetic and innovative 
professional team is dedicated to the highest standards of 
customer satisfaction and academic excellence. Local, 
state, national, and international communities are served 
with consistent, cost-effective, high quality and distinctive 
programs and services. 

UC carries out its mission to extend workforce 
development and lifelong learning opportunities to adult 
and non-traditional students by providing increased 
access to University programs. To meet emerging learning 
needs, courses are developed and offered in a variety of 
flexible formats. 

ACADEMIC CREDIT PROGRAMS 

Courses and programs for academic credit may be 
delivered off-campus. Weekend and evening degree 
programs for working professionals are also offered in 
collaboration with the University's colleges and schools. 

A public agency or professional organization may wish 
to contract with the University to provide credit courses 
and degree programs at the work site in order to meet 
employee training needs. 

For more information on Academic Credit Programs 
please visit http://universitvcoHeqe.fiu.edu . 

NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS 

UC provides lifelong learning opportunities for non- 
traditional students in both the professional development 
and personal enrichment arenas. 

Programs, workshops, and seminars covering various 
disciplines and taught in different languages (Spanish, 
French, and Portuguese, for example) are also available. 
Some of these non-credit offerings include Professional 
Coaching Certification, Conflict Resolution, Comparative 
Law, tailored MS Software training and Customer Service 
Skills Training. These programs are designed to meet the 
growing needs of the global marketplace. For more 
information please visit http://universitycolteqe.fiu.eclu . 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Professional Development provides local and international 
organizations with the opportunity to maximize personnel 
potential through on-site customized training. Courses are 
offered via contract training, open enrollment and online. 
Offerings extend from communication and leadership skills 
to team building, business development, critical thinking 
and customer service. For more information please visit 
http://universitvcolleqe.fiu.edu . 



OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING 
INSTITUTE 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers personal 
enrichment courses for adult learners age 50-plus in areas 
such as the arts, literature, film, current events, 
international relations, languages, computers, and 
personal growth. Cultural events and tours are also 
available. Lifelong learners are taught by experts in their 
fields and by FIU faculty. Classes are held at the Kovens 
Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay Campus and two 
other satellite locations in Miami-Dade County. For more 
information please visit http://oiii.fiu.edu/ . 

LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE 

The following Legal Studies programs, taught by area 
attorneys and judges, are offered: Paralegal (online and 
on-site at the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), Legal 
Secretary, Law Office Management, Immigration and 
Nationality Law, Investigation Techniques, and other 
courses for attorneys and paralegals, as well as 
Continuing Legal Education opportunities for members of 
the Bench and Bar. For more information please visit 
http://lsi.fiu.edu/ . 

FIU ONLINE 

FIU Online offers online academic credit courses and 
degree programs for traditional students, professionals 
and adult learners. Online course offerings are designed 
to minimize barriers to continuing your education by 
providing flexible and accessible courses and programs. 
FIU Online offers more than ten online undergraduate 
certificates in the area of Finance, International Bank 
Management, Business Writing, Entrepreneurship, and 
Women's Studies among others. The undergraduate 
program offerings include Bachelor of Business 
Administration specializing in Finance, International 
Business, Management and Human Resource 
Management. Other undergraduate degrees offered are 
Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in 
Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN 
to BSN). 

Our graduate online degree programs are very 
competitive and students can choose from a Master in: 
Business Administration, Hospitality Management, 
Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Construction 
Management and Criminal Justice. 

FIU Online also offers non-credit online courses and 
programs. 

For more information call 1.877.3.ELEARN. 



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Undergraduate Admissions 

Florida International University encourages and accepts 
applications from qualified applicants without regard to 
gender, physical handicap, cultural, racial, religious, or 
ethnic background or association. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Students interested in applying can do so via the following 
methods: 

Application Online 

Students with internet access can apply online by visiting 
FlU's website at http://admissions.fiu.edu for application 
and instructions. A valid credit card is required for 
submitting online applications. A $30.00 nonrefundable fee 
(U.S. dollar) will be charged for each online application. 

Admissions Tuition Deposit 

An admissions deposit of $200 is required of all admitted 
students to secure their place in the class and is applied to 
the student's tuition. The deposit is considered a pre- 
payment on tuition and is non-refundable in accordance 
with the FIU Board of Trustees regulations. If a student 
chooses not to enroll after submitting the deposit, it is 
forfeited and administered in accordance with the 
applicable Board of Governors' regulations or law. 

Paper Application 

FIU uses a common institutional application form for all 
undergraduate programs. This application can be 
downloaded from http://admissions.fiu.edu . A $30.00 
non-refundable application fee (U.S. dollars) made 
payable to Florida International University must 
accompany applications submitted. 

All credentials and documents submitted to the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions become the property of Florida 
International University. Originals will not be returned to 
the applicant or forwarded to another institution. 

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS 

In addition to the application, the following credentials are 
required: 

1. Official secondary school transcripts and appropriate 
test scores: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the 
American College Test (ACT). All official transcripts, 
test scores, ana any other required credentials must 
be received directly from the issuing agencies, and 
forwarded to P.O. Box 659003, Miami, FL. 33265- 
9003. It is the applicant's responsibility to initiate the 
request for credentials to the issuing agencies and to 
assure their receipt by the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions. 

2. Proof of graduation from an accredited secondary 
school must be submitted. 

3. Eighteen academic units in college preparatory 
courses are required as follows: 

English 4 

Mathematics 3 

Natural Science 3 

Social Science 3 

Foreign Languages 1 2 



Academic Electives 3 
^wo units in the same foreign language are required. 
2 Academic Electives are from the fields of mathematics, 
English, natural science, social science, and a foreign 
language. The academic grade point average will be 
computed only on the units listed above. Grades in honors 
courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), and advanced 
placement (AP) courses will be given additional weight. 

Freshman admission decisions are made based on the 
student's strong academic preparation. Competition for 
placement in the freshman class is the result of the quality 
and extent of the applicant pool. 

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be 
reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee. Those 
who show potential in areas not easily evaluated by 
standardized tests can be considered for admission under 
the Profile Assessment Rule. 

Students who apply to majors in Theatre and Music, 
must meet University academic standards and receive the 
approval of the respective department through an audition. 
Students should contact the specific department for 
audition dates. 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS 

Degree seeking applicants with fewer than 60 semester 
hours of transfer credits must meet the same requirements 
as beginning freshmen. In addition, they must 
demonstrate satisfactory performance in their college 
work. 

Applicants who receive an Associate in Arts (A.A.) 
degree from a Florida Public Community College or State 
University in Florida will be considered for admission 
without restriction except for published limited access 
programs within the University. 

All other applicants from Florida Public Community 
Colleges or State Universities in Florida who do not hold 
an Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) must have completed 
60 semester hours of transferable credit, have a minimum 
grade point average of 2.0, and achieve the competencies 
of the CLAS requirement. 

Students transferring from independent Florida and out- 
of-state colleges into the University's upper division must 
have maintained a minimum 2.0 grade point average 
based upon a 4.0 scale. 

Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward an 
undergraduate degree must be completed at an institution 
accredited as degree-granting by a regional accrediting 
body or at an institution accredited as degree granting by 
a national accrediting agency recognized by the United 
States Department of Education that participates in the 
statewide course numbering system at the time the 
coursework was completed. Each academic department 
reserves the right to determine how transfer credits may 
be applied to satisfy the specific requirements for the 
major and/or degree. Students must contact their 
academic department to obtain any additional 
requirements needed for their program of study. 

All applicants must meet the criteria published for limited 
access programs and should consult the specific college 
and major for requirements. 

Applicants who meet the above admissions 
requirements, but have not completed the University's 
core curriculum requirements, or the prerequisites of their 
proposed major, may complete this college work at FIU, or 
at any other accredited institution. Students may also fulfill 



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general education requirements through the College Level 
Examination Program (CLEP). 

Official transcripts from all previous post secondary 
institutions must be forwarded to the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions. Students are responsible for 
initiating this request. 

Transfer applicants from the FL public institutions 
(community/state colleges) are encouraged to visit 
FACTS.org for additional information regarding the 
transfer process, including, but not limited to, program 
graduation requirements, transfer agreements, A.A. 
transfer evaluation (degree/advising audit), and common 
prerequisites (Common Prerequisite Manual). 

All students seeking admission to the University 
regardless of whether the student holds an A.A., must 
have completed two years of credit in one foreign 
language at the high school level or 8-10 credits in one 
foreign language at the college level (American Sign 
Language is acceptable). If a student is admitted to the 
University without this requirement, the credits must be 
completed prior to graduation. 

Students who can demonstrate continuous enrollment in 
a degree program at a SUS institution or Florida 
Community College since Fall Term 1989 (continuous 
enrollment is defined by the state to be the completion of 
at least one course per academic year) can be exempt 
from this requirement. Students holding an A.A. degree 
from a Florida Community College or SUS institution prior 
to Fall Term 1989 will also be exempt. 

Students who are applying to majors in Theatre and 
Music, in addition to meeting university academic 
standards, must meet the approval of the respective 
department through an audition. Students should contact 
the department for audition dates. 

Admission decisions will not be made before the 
application is completed and all supporting documents are 
on file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
Applications are kept on file for one year from the 
anticipated entrance date. 

Admission to the University is a selective process and 
satisfying the general requirements does not guarantee 
acceptance. 

LIMITED ACCESS PROGRAMS 

A limited access program utilizes selective admission to 
limit program enrollment. Limited access status is justified 
where student demand exceeds available resources such 
as faculty, instructional facilities, equipment, or specific 
accrediting requirements. Criteria for selective admission 
include indicators of ability, performance, creativity, or 
talent to complete required work within the program. 
Florida community college transfer students with 
Associate in Arts degrees are given equal consideration 
with FIU students. Admission to such programs is 
governed by the Articulation Agreement and the Florida 
Board of Education rules. 

The following current FIU programs have been 
designated as limited access: 

Accounting* 

Business Administration* 

Communication* 

Dietetics and Nutrition 

Health Services Administration* 

Hospitality Management* 

Music* 



Nursing 
Social Work* 
Theatre* 

'Pending 2010 BOG approval 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

International student applicants must meet the admission 
requirements of the University as described in the 
previous sections and comply with the following: 

Academic Records 

International University-level Transcripts require a 
course by course evaluation, with a calculated U.S. 
equivalent grade point average, through a member of the 
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services 
(NACES) Organization. Visit their website: 
http://www.naces.org/members.htm . Official evaluations 
must be forwarded directly to FIU from the evaluation 
service. One exception to this policy exists: Chinese 
language transcripts from Tianjin University of Commerce 
will be evaluated by FIU staff for admission to the 
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. 

Proficiency in English 

Applicants whose native language is not English and who 
have not taken any college level English courses, must 
present a minimum score of 500 paper-based and a 
minimum score of 173 computer-based or a 63 internet 
based (iBT) minimum score on the Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum of 3 on the 
Advanced Placement International English Language 
Examination (APIEL). 

Declaration and Certification of Finances 

Upon receipt of the application for admission, the 
Declaration and Certification of Finances will be mailed to 
the applicant. It must be completed and returned to the 
Office of Admissions. A Certificate of Eligibility (Form I- 
20A) will be issued once the applicant has been found 
admissible to the University. 

The University is required by immigration authorities to 
carefully check the financial resources of each applicant 
prior to issuing the Form I-20A. Therefore, it is important 
that applicants are aware of the cost of attending the 
University and have the necessary financial support for the 
period of enrollment. Applicants should refer to the Annual 
Estimate of Cost Chart in this catalog. 

The total funds available for the student for the first or 
second academic year, or both, must equal the total 
estimate of institutional costs and living expenses. All 
items in the Declaration and Certification of Finances must 
be accurately answered to avoid unnecessary delay in 
processing. This document along with proof of sufficient 
funds must be received by the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions two months prior to the anticipated entry date. 
Refer to the Annual Estimate of Cost table for more 
information. A married student should plan on an 
additional $6,000 in costs to cover the living expenses of a 
spouse. 

A couple with children should anticipate further yearly 
additional costs of no less than $4,000 for each child. 



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Medical Insurance 

The State of Florida requires that all international students 
maintain health insurance coverage to help defray the 
costs in case of catastrophic medical emergency. The 
policy must provide specific levels of coverage which have 
been established to ensure that the policy is adequate to 
provide for costs at U.S. hospitals, usually much higher 
than costs in many other parts of the world. In addition, a 
policy must have a claims agent in the United States who 
may be contacted by medical providers and who facilitates 
prompt payment of claims. The University has approved a 
plan which meets the state requirements and which meets 
the needs of most students; however, a student on F 
status may select alternate coverage provided it meets the 
state requirements for minimal coverage. A copy of these 
requirements is available at International Student and 
Scholar Services Office. Students are advised not to 
purchase insurance policies prior to arrival without 
verifying that the policies meet FlU/State University 
System (SUS) requirements. Students in J status are 
required by the United States Information Agency to 
maintain health insurance coverage for themselves and 
their dependents for the full length of their program. 
Florida International University requires students on J 
status sponsored by FIU to purchase the University 
approved medical insurance plan for themselves and their 
dependents. Compliance with the insurance regulation is 
required prior to registration. 

Priority Consideration 

Due to the additional processing time required for 
international students, application and supporting 
documents should be submitted as early as possible. We 
recommend the following time frames - February 1st if you 
are applying for the summer semester, April 1st if you are 
applying for the fall semester, and September 1st if you 
are applying for the spring semester. 

If the application and supporting documents are not 
received within the appropriate time, the application for 
admissions will be considered for the following term. 

Tuition 

An international student is considered a non-resident and 
is assessed non-resident fees. Immigration regulations 
require an international student to attend school each fall 
and spring semester. An undergraduate student is 
required to take a minimum of twelve credit hours per 
semester. Please refer to the section on Student Fees and 
Student Accounts for more information. 



SCHOLARSHIPS 

FIU recognizes students who are academically, artistically, 

and athletically talented and encourages them to apply. 

The University awards several full and partial 

scholarships 

See Website for detailed scholarship information, 

http://admissions.fiu.edu. 



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University Undergraduate 
Rules and Regulations 

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS 

The University classifies students as follows: 

Degree-Seeking Students 

This category includes students who have been admitted 

to a degree program, but have not completed the 

requirements for the degree. 

Freshmen - Students who have earned fewer than 30 

semester hours. 

Sophomores - Students who have earned at least 30 

semester hours but fewer than 60 semester hours. 

Juniors - Students who have earned at least 60 semester 

hours but fewer than 90 semester hours. 

Seniors - Students who have earned 90 or more semester 

hours but who have not earned a baccalaureate degree. 

Non-Degree Seeking Students 

Non-Degree students may be either affiliated with a 
College or School or unaffiliated in their status. Unaffiliated 
students are limited to taking one semester of courses at 
the University. Affiliated students must be approved by the 
appropriate College or School and must meet its specific 
requirements. Under no circumstances may more than 15 
hours, taken as a non-degree seeking student, be applied 
to a degree program, if the student changes from non- 
degree seeking to degree-seeking status. 

The following regulations apply to non-degree seeking 
students: 

1. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee (U.S. dollars) 
made payable to Florida International University will 
be charged to each student's account upon 
enrollment. 

2. Students are not required to meet the usual 
admission requirements and are not officially admitted 
as regular students. Enrollment as a non-degree 
seeking student does not imply a right for future 
admission as a regular, degree-seeking student. 
Credit earned will not be counted toward a degree at 
the University unless such students subsequently 
apply for regular admission and are accepted as 
undergraduate students. 

3. Registration is permitted on a space-available basis 
and is determined at the time of registration. Non- 
degree seeking students may not register during the 
official registration period for degree-seeking 
students. 

4. No more than 15 undergraduate level semester hours 
earned as a non-degree seeking student may be 
counted toward a degree. The appropriate dean must 
approve the acceptance of such credit. 

5. Non-degree seeking students will not be allowed to 
register for more than one term without obtaining 
admission to a degree program at the University, or 
obtaining admission into a formal certificate program, 
or acquiring affiliated status from the department in 
which they are registering. 

6. Applicants denied admission to the University will not 
be allowed to register as non-degree seeking 
students for a period of one year without obtaining 



admission into a formal Certificate Program or 
obtaining affiliated status from the appropriate 
academic department. 
7. Immigration regulations prevent most foreign 
, nationals from enrolling without being admitted into a 
formal degree or certificate program, depending on 
the type of visa that they have. International students 
should contact the Office of International Student 
and Scholar Services for further information. 

Affiliated Students 

Students applying for affiliated status as non-degree 
seeking students must be approved by the appropriate 
dean in accordance with criteria approved by that College 
or School's Faculty Curriculum Committee. 

Transient Students 

This category includes students who are fully admitted and 
are actively pursuing a degree at another accredited two 
or four year institution and wish to take courses at FIU for 
a semester. Such students need to present evidence of 
their status from their home institution each semester 
before they will be allowed to register. 

Certificate Students 

This category includes students who have been accepted 
into a specific certificate program by the academic 
department responsible for that program. Certificate 
programs are subject to all University regulations. 

COLLEGE/MAJOR CLASSIFICATION 

Lower division students have a college designation of 
lower division with a major designation of their intended 
major (if indicated by the student). This designation does 
not imply subsequent admission to that degree program. 

Degree-seeking upper division students admitted to an 
upper level degree program are classified according to the 
college or school and major of their degree program; and 
when applicable, to the college or school and major of 
their second major. 

When admitted students reach a total of 60 or more 
credit hours (including transfer and current enrollment), 
they may apply for admission into an upper division major, 
provided they must achieve the competencies of the CLAS 
requirement. All degree-seeking undergraduates must be 
admitted into an upper division major prior to completing 
75 credit hours, including transfer hours. 

ACADEMIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
Bachelor's Degree 

The University will confer the bachelor's degree when the 
following conditions have been met: 

1. Recommended by the faculty of the College or the 
School awarding the degree. 

2. Certified by the dean of the College or the School that 
all requirements of the degree being sought have 
been completed. 

3. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours in 
acceptable coursework. 

4. Completion of the last 30 credit hours at the 
University. Exceptions (normally not to exceed six 



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hours) may be made in advance by the appropriate 
dean. In no case may the number of credits awarded 
by FIU be fewer than 25% of the total number of 
credits required for the degree program. 

5. Completion of the University Core Curriculum. 

6. Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the 
University. 

7. Earned the grade requirements for major, University 
Core Curriculum Courses, and course sequences 
established by the appropriate College or School. 

8. Achievement of the competencies of the CLAS 
requirement. 

9. Completion of 8-10 sequential credits in one foreign 
language (American Sign Language is acceptable). 
Students who entered the University with a foreign 
language requirement deficiency, regardless of 
whether the student holds an A.A., must complete 8- 
10 sequential credits in one foreign language. 
Transfer credit acceptable to the requirement and 
exemption by CLEP examination is available. 
Students who have successfully completed two years 
of high school foreign language study in one language 
are considered to have met the requirement. 

Students who can demonstrate continuous enrollment in 
a degree program at an SUS institution or Florida 
Community College since Fall Term 1989 (continuous 
enrollment is defined by the state to be the completion of 
at least one course per year) will be exempt from the 
foreign language requirement. Also exempt are students 
holding an A.A. degree from a Florida Community College 
or SUS institution prior to Fall Term 1989. 

Two Bachelor's Degrees 

Two bachelor's degrees may be awarded simultaneously 
when the following conditions have been met: 

1 . Requirements for two majors have been completed as 
certified by the appropriate academic units. 

2. A minimum of 30 appropriate semester hours in 
addition to the requirements of one degree has been 
earned 

A graduate from an accredited four-year institution who 
applies for admission to work toward a second bachelor's 
degree must meet the requirements of the major 
department which shall include (but is not limited to) a 
minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework. 

Two Majors for a Bachelor's Degree 

Any undergraduate student who elects to do so may carry 
two majors and work to fulfill the requirements of both 
concurrently. Upon successful completion of the 
requirements of two majors, the student will be awarded 
one degree and a notation denoting both majors will be 
entered on the transcript. A request for a Second Major 
form must be filled out and turned into the appropriate 
academic unit for approval. The form may be downloaded 
at The Registrar's Homepage . 

Minors and Certificate Programs 

Students who have completed an approved minor as part 
of their baccalaureate degree program will have this 
notation as a part of the degree comment on their 
trans/ 



Students who have completed an approved certificate 
program will have an appropriate notation placed on their 
transcript. 

Associate in Arts 

Students who satisfactorily complete 60 semester hours of 
acceptable college work with an overall GPA of 2.0 or 
higher, fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements, 
achieve the competencies of the CLAS requirement and 
complete at least 20 credit hours in residence at the 
University may apply for the Associate in Arts degree. 
Students who transfer in 36 or more credits are not eligible 
to apply. The Associate of Arts degree will not be awarded 
on completion of the baccalaureate degree. A notation will 
appear on the student's transcript but no diploma will be 
issued. 

SUMMER ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT 

All students entering FIU or any university within the State 
University System (SUS) of Florida with fewer than 60 
credit hours are required to earn at least nine credit hours 
prior to graduation by attending one or more summer 
terms at a university in the SUS. 

ACADEMIC DEFINITION 
Program and Course Regulations 
Credit Hour 

The term credit hour as used refers to one hour of 
classwork, or the equivalent, each week for an entire 
academic term. 

Major 

An integral part of the bachelor's degree is a major 
concentration of coursework in an approved academic 
discipline or area. The exact course and credit 
requirements and prerequisites for each major are outlined 
in the departmental program areas in the catalog. 

Electives 

Students may select courses from any academic area to 
complement their area or areas of study or to meet their 
interests in order to fulfill the credit hour requirements for 
the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite course requirements 
should be considered in selecting elective courses. 
Students should refer to their academic program 
requirements concerning electives. 

Minor Program 

A minor program is an arrangement of courses that 
enables students to develop some degree of expertise in 
one area of study. A minor is awarded upon completion of 
the bachelor's degree, but is not interdisciplinary in nature. 

Certificate Program 

A certificate program is a combination of courses with a 
common base or interest selected from one or more 
academic disciplines and so arranged as to form an area 
of academic concentration. Three types of certificates are 
awarded: academic, professional, and continuing studies. 
Students must apply and be admitted into the professional 
certificate program. 



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Change of College/School or Major 

A fully admitted undergraduate student may change 
majors, provided he or she meets the entrance 
requirements of the new program, by submitting a 
Request for Change of College/School or Major form. The 
form and instructions are available on line at Change of 
Program/Plan . 

The student is subject to the program requirements in 
effect at the time of the change of major. 

EXCESS CREDIT SURCHARGE 

Effective Fall semester 2009, all undergraduate students 
who enter or transfer to Florida International University are 
subject to the new statute [1009.286f.s.] that governs the 
number of credits a student can take before being 
assessed an excess credit surcharge. Students can 
accumulate up to 120% of credits towards their degree by 
paying normal tuition and fees. After the 120% mark, 
students are subject to an additional 50% per-credit 
charge. It is important to communicate closely with your 
undergraduate or your academic advisor in order to stay 
on track towards graduation and to avoid excess credit 
surcharges that may challenge you financially. Please be 
aware that dropped, incomplete, and failed courses can 
count towards excess credits. 

More information regarding excess credit surcharges 
can be found on the Registrar's website: 
http://registrar.fiu.edu/ . 

REGISTRATION 

The following registration information is subject to change 
and students must verify the dates with the Office of the 
Registrar, PC 130, Modesto A. Maidique Campus; or ACI- 
100, Biscayne Bay Campus; or at the Pines Educational 
Center, (954) 438-8600 or visit the Registrar's website 
for up to date information. 

All degree seeking students registering for more than 
18 credit hours during one semester must obtain the 
approval and the signature of the dean of their College or 
School. Registration for courses is as follows: 

Official Registration is held during the preceding 
semester (check the Academic Calendar for the dates). 
Degree-seeking students are given an appointment day 
and time based on their classification, GPA, and credit 
hours completed. Students may also add/drop at this time. 

Open Registration is held following Official Registration. 
There is no appointment day and time and registration is 
on a first-come, first-served basis; for degree-seeking 
students. Students who have not yet registered are 
encouraged to do so at this time. Students who have 
already registered may also add or drop courses during 
this period. 

Registration Access 

All students are able to retrieve their grades, registration 
appointment time and day; classroom assignments; 
registration holds (if any) and to register/drop/add courses 
using the PantherSoft web-based system . Students 
must use their PantherSoft ID and password in order to 
utilize the system. 



IMMUNIZATION 

As a prerequisite to registration, Florida International 
University requires all students to comply with the 
following immunization policy regulations from the Florida 
Board of Governors regarding measles, mumps, rubella, 
meningitis and hepatitis B immunity: 
1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella: 

All students born after December 31, 1956, must 
present documented proof of immunity to measles 
(Rubeola) and German measles (Rubella), as 
described below: 
Acceptable Proof of Immunity consists of: 

a. Proof of two (2) vaccinations (doses) of MMR 
(Measles/Mumps/Rubella) received at least 28 
days apart or two doses of measles and one 
Rubella 

• Vaccinations must have been received after 
your first birthday 

• Vaccinations must have been received in 
1969 or later 

b. Proof of immunity by way of a blood test lab 
result (Measles and Rubella Titer) 

c. A written statement from a physician (M.D. or 
D.O. only) documenting a diagnosis of measles 
(Rubeola). Must include date of diagnosis, be 
signed by the physician and be on his/her official 
stationery. This is acceptable for measles only 
and does not apply to Rubella 

Exemptions: 

Students will be exempt from the pre-registration 
immunization requirement for measles, mumps, and 
rubella, only if they meet any one of the following 
three criteria: 

1. Students born before January 1, 1957. 

2. Medical Exemption: To claim a medical 
exemption, a letter must be provided from the 
student's doctor, signed on his/her stationery, 
stating the medical reason(s) why the student is 
not able to receive the measles and/or Rubella 
vaccine(s) and for how long - a permanent or 
temporary medical condition warranting 
exemption. 

3. Religious Exemption: For details on how to claim 
religious exemption, please visit the University 
Health Services website. 

To prevent delays in the ability to register for classes, all of 
the above documents requesting medical or religious 
exemptions must be received by the University Health 
Services at least four weeks prior to registration. 

Temporary Deferments: 

Temporary deferments are acceptable for the 

following conditions: 

1. Documented pregnancy or fertility treatment 

2. Documentation of breastfeeding 

3. Documented illness 

Deferment status requests must be submitted to the 
University Health Services at least four weeks prior to 
registration and the request must be signed by a 
physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse and be on 
his/her official stationery. 



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2. Meningitis and Hepatitis B: 

All students must present documented proof of 
vaccination/immunity to meningococcal meningitis 
and hepatitis B as described below: 
Acceptable Proof of Immunity consists of: 

a. Proof of one dose of meningitis vaccine and a 
total of three doses of hepatitis B vaccines 

b. Proof of immunity by way of a blood test lab 
result (applicable to hepatitis B only) 

c. A written statement from a physician (M.D. or 
D.O. only) documenting a diagnosis of hepatitis 
B. Must include date of diagnosis, be signed by 
the physician and be on his/her official 
stationery. This is acceptable for hepatitis B only 
and does not apply to meningococcal meningitis 

Exemptions: 

Students declining to receive vaccination for 
meningitis and/or hepatitis B must present a signed 
waiver of liability acknowledging that they have 
received and read information pertaining to the 
disease and despite knowledge of the risks have 
decided to waive receiving the vaccine (if a minor, the 
waiver of liability must be signed by the parent or 
guardian). The waiver of liability can be obtained by 
contacting the University Health Services department 
or by visiting the University Health Services 
website. 

Acceptable Forms of Documentation: 

The following documents are acceptable proof of 
immunity, provided that the dates are acceptable and the 
documents are signed and stamped by the health care 
provider: 

• Health Department Records 

• Childhood Immunization Records 

• School Immunization Records 

• Military Service Records 

• Laboratory test results demonstrating immunity to 
the disease 

Can't Find Your Immunization Documents? 

If the student is certain they have received all of the 
required or recommended doses of measles and/or 
Rubella and/or hepatitis B vaccine in the past but cannot 
obtain written documentation of the actual dates, a blood 
antibody titer test is recommended to determine immunity 
to these viral diseases. If students must register and 
cannot wait for the test results, they can safely receive an 
MMR vaccine prior to the registration process and a 
second dose after 28 days-assuming there are no 
medical contraindications to receiving the vaccine(s) as 
determined by the physician. 

Where can I get immunized? 

MMR, meningitis, and hepatitis B vaccines are available 
for a nominal charge at the FIU University Health Services 
clinics at both the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and 
Biscayne Bay Campus. For further information and 
additional locations, visit the University Health Services 
website and click the Immunization link. 

LATE REGISTRATION FEE 

Any student, degree-seeking or non-degree seeking, who 
initiates registration after the registration deadline is 



assessed a $100.00 late registration fee. Students may 
initiate late registration during the first week of classes. 

DROPPING AND ADDING COURSES 

The Official Drop/Add period runs throughout the first 
week of classes (check the Academic Calendar for 
specific dates). During this period a student may drop or 
add courses without financial penalty or initiate registration 
with financial penalty (the late registration fee). Students 
may also drop courses or withdraw from the University 
with no record of enrollment and without a tuition fee 
liability. If the tuition fee has already been paid, a refund 
will be generated by the Student Financials Office and 
processed accordingly. 

LATE DROPS 

Courses officially dropped after the Drop/Add period and 
through the eighth week of the term, (summer terms have 
different deadlines -check the Academic Calendar for 
specific dates), are recorded on the student's transcript 
with a grade of 'DR' (dropped). The student is financially 
liable for all dropped courses. Non-attendance or non- 
payment will not constitute a drop. 

A student may appeal the deadline for a late drop by 
submitting the Appeal to Drop/Withdraw form. A drop after 
the deadline will be approved only in the following 
exceptional circumstances: 

• Death of a student or immediate family member 
(parent, spouse, child, sibling). Death certificate 
required. 

• Involuntary call to military service. Copy of orders 
required. 

• Illness of student of such severity or duration to 
preclude completion of courses. Confirmation by 
a physician required. 

The deadline to submit appeals is six months after the 
end of the term in which the course was taken. 
The student must provide appropriate documentation. 
Upon approval of the appeal, the course instructor will 
designate whether the student was passing or failing the 
course at the time of the appeal to drop form was 
submitted. A 'DP' grade indicates the student dropped the 
class with a passing grade. A 'DF' grade indicates the 
student dropped the class with a failing grade. The 'DF' 
grade is calculated in the student's term and cumulative 
GPA. The deadline to submit appeals is six months after 
the end of the term in which the course was taken. 

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY 

A currently registered student can withdraw from the 
University only during the first eight weeks of the 
semester. In the Summer semester, withdrawal deadlines 
will be adjusted accordingly. A Withdrawal Form must be 
completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. 
Non-attendance or non-payment will not constitute a 
withdrawal. (Refer to the Academic Calendar for the 
deadline dates.) 

The transcript of a student who drops all classes before 
or during the first week of classes will contain no record of 
enrollment and no tuition fee will be assessed. If the tuition 
has already been paid, a refund will be generated by the 
Student Financials Office and processed accordingly. If a 
student officially withdraws from the University prior to the 



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end of the fourth week of classes, a 25 percent refund, will 
be issued. 

The transcript of a student who officially withdraws after 
the Drop/Add period and before the end of the eighth 
week of the term will reflect a 'Wl' for each course. 

The transcript of a student who stops attending the 
University without officially withdrawing from the University 
will reflect an 'FO' grade for each course. 

A student may appeal the deadline for a late withdrawal 
(from all courses) by submitting the Appeal to 
Drop/Withdraw form. A withdraw after the deadline will be 
approved only in the following exceptional circumstances: 

• Death of a student or immediate family member 
(parent, spouse, child, sibling). Death certificate 
required. 

• Involuntary call to military service. Copy of orders 
required. 

• Illness of student of such severity or duration to 
preclude completion of courses. Confirmation by 
a physician required. 

The deadline to submit appeals is six months after the 
end of term in which the course was taken. 
The student must provide appropriate documentation. 
Upon approval of the appeal, course instructors will 
designate whether the student was passing or failing the 
courses at the time of the appeal to withdraw. A 'WP' 
grade indicates the student withdrew from classes with a 
passing grade. A 'WF' grade indicates the student 
withdrew from the classes with a failing grade. The 'WF' 
grade is calculated in the student's term and cumulative 
GPA. The deadline to submit this appeal is six months 
after the end of the term in which the course was taken. 

RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID POLICY 

Federal regulations mandate that the Financial Aid Office 
complies with the Return to Title IV Funds policy in which 
any student who drops all courses or officially withdraws 
before completing 60% attendance for the semester, may 
be liable to repay a portion of the Title IV aid that was 
disbursed. Title IV funds include the following financial aid 
programs: ACG, SMART, Pell, SEOG, Perkins Loan, 
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS 
Loans. The amount of the return is based on formulas 
established by the U.S. Department of Education. For 
additional information regarding the Return of Financial 
Aid Policy view the complete policy through the Financial 
Aid webpage. 

GRADING SYSTEM 

Grade 

A 
A- 

B+ 

B 

B- 

C+ 

C 

C- 

D+ 

D 

D- 

F Failure 

F0 Failure based on non-attendance 

P Satisfactory (Pass) 



Points Per Credit Hour 


4.00 


3.67 


3.33 


3.00 


2.67 


2.33 


2.00 


1.67 


1.33 


1.00 


0.67 


0.00 


lance 0.00 


N/A 



IN Incomplete 1 N/A 

W Withdrew by appeal N/A 

Wl Withdrew from University N/A 

WP Withdrew from University after 

deadline with passing grade N/A 

WF Withdrew from University after 

deadline with failing grade 0.00 

AU Audit N/A 

DR Dropped Course N/A 

DP Dropped after deadline with passing 

grade N/A 

DF Dropped after deadline with 

failing grade 0.00 

EM Examination N/A 

1 IN is only a temporary symbol. It will revert to the default 
grade after two consecutive terms. 
Note: All courses for which a student is officially registered 
at the end of the Drop/Add Period and for which a Letter 
Grade, a 'DF', or a 'WF' is received are calculated in the 
GPA. 



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HOW TO CALCULATE 
AVERAGE (GPA) 

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for all students. 
GPAs are calculated only for grades earned at FIU. 

There are two types of GPAs: Semester and Cumulative. 
The semester GPA is calculated using the courses taken 
in the semester in question. The cumulative GPA is a 
summary of all FIU courses taken over that student's 
career. Remember, when a student's career changes (i.e., 
undergraduate to graduate), the GPA calculation begins 
anew. Transfer course grades are not included in any 
GPA calculations. To calculate a GPA, one must know the 
course grade, the course credits or semester hours 
associated with that course, and the values associated 
with each grade assigned. See the Grading System list 
above for "Points Per Credit Hour" values. 

To calculate a GPA, first multiply the number of course 
credits/semester hours for each course by the grade point 
values associated with the grade received in that course. 
Then add all of those totals together and divide that sum 
by the total number of course credits/semester hours. For 
a semester GPA use all regularly graded courses in that 
semester (plus P/F courses in which an F or U was 
earned), and for the cumulative GPA use all courses. Do 
not average semester GPAs in order to calculate the 
cumulative GPA. 

Note: All GPAs are truncated to three decimal points. 
Note: on the Grading System list above, some grades will 
not affect GPA, such as "P" (Satisfactory), "IN" 
(Incomplete) or "DR" (Dropped). Thus, do not include the 
credits for such graded courses in the calculation. 
Here is an example of semester GPA calculation: 

Calculating a Semester GPA 

Course Points Points 

Course Grade Credits Per Credit Per 

Attempted Hour Course 

ENC1101 B 3.0 x 3.00= 9.00 

MAC 2147 B+ 4.0 x 3.33= 13.32 

BSC1010 A- 3.0 x 3.67= 11.01 

BSC1010LA 1.0 x 4.00= 4.00 

AMH2041 C 3.0 x 2.00= 6.00 

ARH2050 F 3.0 x 0.00= 0.00 



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Total 
Semester GPA 



17 



43.33 
43.33 divided by 17 = 2.548 



GRADING OPTIONS 



The Colleges and the Schools make the determination of 
the grading option of each course. A course may be 
offered for a letter grade as listed above or Pass/Fail; or 
for an optional grade (if designated by a dept.) in which 
the student has a choice of either receiving a letter grade 
or pass/fail; or the student may choose to audit a course 
and an 'AIT grade will be recorded on the student's 
record. The grading option must be indicated at the time of 
registration. The grading option cannot be changed after 
the Drop/Add period (first week of classes). There are no 
exceptions to this deadline. 

To register for an audit, the student must obtain the 
permission and signature of the instructor of the course to 
be audited. Once the course is registered for as Audit', 
the grading option cannot be changed. 

INCOMPLETE GRADE 

An incomplete grade is a temporary symbol given at the 
discretion of the instructor for work not completed, 
because of serious interruption not caused by the 
student's own negligence. An incomplete must be made 
up as quickly as possible but no longer than two 
consecutive semesters after the initial taking of the course 
or it will automatically default to the grade that the student 
earned in the course. The student must not register again 
for the course to make up the incomplete. There is no 
extension to the two consecutive semester deadline. 

Students who have incomplete grades on their records, 
must remove the incomplete by the end of the fourth week 
of the term in which they plan to graduate. Failure to do 
so will result in a cancellation of graduation. The student 
will need to reapply for graduation. 

FORGIVENESS POLICY 

The forgiveness policy is a method by which students may 
repeat a limited number of courses, provided the grade 
earned is less than a "C" to improve their grade point 
average (GPA). Only the grade received on the last repeat 
is used in the GPA calculation. Under the University's 
forgiveness policy, students must file a Repeated Course 
Form with the Office of the Registrar. There is no time limit 
on the use of the forgiveness policy for grades; however, 
the forgiveness policy cannot be used once a degree is 
posted. All courses taken with the grades earned will be 
recorded on the student's transcript. The repeated course 
form will not be processed if the first or repeated grade 
received is 'DR', 'DP', 'IF', 'W, 'Wl', 'WP', 'AU', or EM'. 
Repeated courses will be appropriately designated with a 
transcript comment. 

Undergraduate students may use the forgiveness 
policy a maximum of three times for the purpose of 
improving their GPA. The same course (prefix and 
number) may be repeated up to three times or the student 
may use the three opportunities to apply to three different 
courses. Only the final grade for the three courses 
hied under the forgiveness policy will be counted in 
computing the student's GPA. In order for a course to be 
red as repeated and adjusted in the GPA, the 
course must be the same course with identical course 



prefix and course number and must be repeated at the 
University. Students who have used their three options 
under the forgiveness policy may still repeat courses; 
however, both the original grade and any additional 
grades received through repetitions of the course will be 
used in computing the GPA. 

A course taken on a letter grade basis must be 
repeated on the same basis. Students will not be allowed 
additional credit or quality points for a repeated course 
unless the course is specifically designated as repeatable 
(independent study, studio courses, etc.). Students not 
using the forgiveness policy may still repeat a course. All 
attempts will apply to computation of the GPA but credit 
for one attempt will apply toward graduation. Students 
must check with the appropriate academic department to 
determine whether there are additional restrictions on 
repeating courses. 

DEPARTMENTAL CREDIT BY 
EXAMINATION 

Departmental credit by examination is available for certain 
courses. A student who has already gained knowledge of 
a subject offered at the University and who wishes to take 
an examination in lieu of taking the course should discuss 
the matter with his/her academic advisor and with the 
department offering the course. 

Awarding departmental credit by examination is the 
prerogative of each academic unit. To receive credit by 
examination, a student must be a fully admitted degree- 
seeking student, register, and pay for the course. Once 
the student is awarded the departmental credit by 
examination, an 'EM' grade will be recorded on the 
transcript. 

CHANGE OR CORRECTION OF GRADES 

Once submitted, end-of-semester grades (except 
incompletes, which default at the end of two consecutive 
terms) are final. They are subject to change only through a 
Change of Grade form to correct an error in computation 
or transcribing, or where part of the student's work has 
been unintentionally overlooked. 

FINAL WEEK OF THE SEMESTER 

During the final week of the semester, classes meet for an 
extended period of time for various instructional purposes 
such as: final exams, lectures, group projects, and/or 
individual presentations. 

FINAL GRADES 

Final grades are available through the PantherSoft web- 
based system . 

DEAN'S LIST 

Any fully admitted undergraduate student who earns a 
semester average of 3.5 or higher on nine or more 
semester credit hours of coursework for which grade 
points are earned, is placed on the semester Dean's List. 
This achievement is noted on the student's permanent 
academic record (transcript). 



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APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION 

Students who plan to graduate are required to apply for 
graduation through the PantherSoft web-based system . 

This online application form must be submitted in 
accordance with deadlines published in the academic 
calendar. Students submitting the Application for 
Graduation after the deadline will graduate the following 
semester. 

Students who do not graduate must re-apply for 
graduation and complete the remaining requirements 
needed to graduate. 

ACADEMIC HONORS 

Summa Cum Laude 

To graduate Summa Cum Laude, a student must have 
earned a cumulative FIU GPA of 3.90 and higher. 

Magna Cum Laude 

To graduate Magna Cum Laude, a student must have 
earned a cumulative FIU GPA of 3.70 - 3.899. 

Cum Laude 

To graduate Cum Laude, a student must have earned a 
cumulative FIU GPA of 3.50 - 3.699. 

To graduate with the above honors, the student must have 
completed a minimum of 40 semester hours of coursework 
at FIU for which grade points (Pass/Fail does not apply) 
are earned at the university. 

ACADEMIC WARNING, PROBATION, 
AND DISMISSAL 

Warning 

An undergraduate student whose cumulative GPA falls 
below a 2.0 will be placed on warning, indicating academic 
difficulty. 

Probation 

An undergraduate student on warning whose semester 
GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation, indicating 
serious academic difficulty. The College/School of the 
student on probation may indicate the conditions which 
must be met in order to continue enrollment. 

Dismissal 

An undergraduate student on probation whose cumulative 
and semester GPAs fall below a 2.0 will automatically be 
dismissed from his/her program and the University. An 
undergraduate student will not be dismissed prior to 
attempting a minimum of 20 semester hours of 
coursework. The student has ten working days to appeal 
the dismissal decision. This appeal must be made in 
writing to the dean of the College or the School in which 
the student is admitted. The dismissal from the University 
is for a minimum of one year. After one year, the student 
may apply for re-admission (see Re-admission) to the 
University in the same or a different program, or register 
as a non-degree seeking student. 

Dismissed students returning to the university are placed 
on academic probation. 



RE-ADMISSION 

An admitted degree-seeking student who has not enrolled 
in any course at the University for two (2) or more 
consecutive terms, excluding summer terms and military 
withdrawals, will be required to apply for re-admission. 
The student must meet the University and program 
regulations in effect at the time of re-admission. Students 
must contact the Office of Admissions to apply for re- 
admission. Students must apply for readmission through 
the undergraduate admissions website at 
Undergraduate Admissions . 

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC 
AMNESTY 

FIU undergraduate students who apply for re-admission 
(with a GPA below a 2.0) and have not been enrolled in 
any university or college for at least six calendar years 
may apply for academic amnesty. If re-admitted, students 
will begin with a new grade point average of 0.0. No 
grades previously earned will be included in the University 
grade point average, however, credit and GPA for 
previous University courses, in which a grade of "C" or 
better was earned may be applied toward a degree, 
subject to determination by the College of the student's 
major. All prior courses attempted and grades received will 
remain on the student's transcript. Admitted or re-admitted 
students may not petition for any retroactive change in 
their academic record utilizing this policy. Students 
applying for academic amnesty to a limited access 
program must meet the admission criteria of that program. 
Students must follow the regular re-admission application 
process and complete the amnesty form for consideration 
to be determined by the student's academic dean. Re- 
admission applications and academic amnesty 
applications may be obtained on the admissions website 
at Undergraduate Admissions . 

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC 
SALVAGE 

FIU undergraduate students who are academically 
dismissed from the University or who have a GPA below a 
2.0, and who subsequently receive an Associate of Arts 
degree from another Florida public institution of higher 
learning may apply for academic salvage. If re-admitted, 
students will begin with a new FIU grade point average of 
0.0. Students re-admitted under Academic Salvage will be 
credited with a maximum of 60 semester credit hours. 
Students must follow the regular re-admission application 
process and complete the Academic Salvage form for 
consideration by the student's academic dean. Re- 
admission applications and academic salvage applications 
may be obtained on the admissions website at 
Undergraduate Admissions . 

STUDENT RECORDS 

Florida International University assures the confidentiality 
of student educational records in accordance with State 
University System rules and state, and federal laws 
including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended. Student academic records are 
maintained in the Office of the Registrar and in the 



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academic department of the student's major. Students in 
some degree programs may be subject to background 
checks and/or drug testing prior to eligibility for internships 
or practicums. All currently enrolled and former students 
have the right to review their records to determine their 
content and accuracy. 

RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION 
FROM EDUCATION RECORDS 

The disclosure or publication of student information is 
governed by policies of Florida International University and 
the Florida Board of Education of the State University 
System of Florida within the framework of State and 
Federal Laws, including the Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 
99). 

A student's consent is required for the disclosure or 
publication of any information which is a) personally 
identifiable and b) a part of the educational record. 
However, certain exceptions to that generality, both in 
types of information that can be disclosed and in access to 
that information, are allowed within the regulations of the 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

Florida International University discloses education 
records without a student's prior written consent under the 
FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with 
legitimate educational interests. A school official is a 
person employed by the University in an administrative, 
supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position 
(including law enforcement unit personnel and health 
staff); a person or company with whom the University has 
contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of 
using University employees or officials (such as an 
attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on 
the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official 
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, 
or assisting another school official in performing his or her 
tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational 
interest if the official needs to review an education record 
in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for 
the University. Upon request, the University also 
discloses education records without consent to officials of 
another school in which a student seeks or intends to 
enroll. 

The University may disclose, without consent, "directory," 
or public, information such as a student's name, address, 
telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and 
awards, and dates of attendance. However, students are 
allowed to request that the school not disclose their 
directory information. 

Florida International University considers the following to 
be directory information items: 
1. name, local and permanent address, and telephone 

number(s); 
2 date and place of birth; 

3. student classification and major and minor fields of 
study; 

4. participation in officially recognized activities and 
sports; 

5. weight and height of members of athletic teams; 

;ites of attendance, degrees and awards received; 
7 the most recent previous educational agency or 

institution attended by the student; and 
8. photographic image. 



In order to prevent access to or release of Directory 
Information, students must request non-disclosure through 
their PantherSoft web-based system website prior to the 
first class meeting day of the semester. Access to, or 
release of Directory Information will be withheld until 
further written instruction is received from a student or the 
parents of a dependent student. 

Students have a right to challenge the accuracy of their 
educational records and may file written requests to 
amend these records. The Office of the Registrar (PC 130) 
should be contacted for further information regarding the 
procedure to follow for questions or problems. 

For complete information regarding the policies 
outlined above, please contact: 
University Registrar 
Florida International University 
Modesto A. Maidique Campus - PC 130 
Miami, Florida 33199 
E-mail: Reqister(5)fiu.edu 

PANTHER ID 

The University has implemented an identification system- 
Panther ID. This identification number is the primary 
identification number for all students. Applicants and 
current students can retrieve this number by going to the 
PantherSoft web-based system website. 

TRANSCRIPTS 

The transcript is the complete student record of courses 
taken at the University, in addition to the number of 
transfer credits accepted. The GPA is calculated for all 
courses taken at the University after Fall Term 1975. Once 
a baccalaureate, master's, or doctorate degree is earned, 
the GPA calculation starts again. 

Students must request their transcript online. 
Transcripts will be mailed out the next business day. The 
transcript will not be released if the student has a 
University financial liability and/or a defaulted student loan. 
The University may charge a fee up to $10.00 per 
transcript. 

CLASS ATTENDANCE 

The university expects students to attend their classes in 
order to create an effective learning environment in which 
to master course content and satisfy performance 
objectives and learning outcomes as outlined by 
instructors. 

Instructors may establish specific class attendance 
requirements and may consider attendance and 
participation in class in evaluating student performance. 
During the first week of class, instructors must inform 
students of any special requirements and articulate any 
penalties, including a failing grade that may result for non- 
attendance. This information should be clearly stated in 
the course syllabus. 

In general, instructors must excuse students from 
classes due to their military obligations, jury duty, religious 
days, illness, serious family emergencies and/or 
participation in official university activities, i.e., athletic 
events, artistic performances, curricular 

activities. Instructors must afford students a reasonable 
amount of time to complete course work and/or 
assignments missed during their approved absence. 



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Only registered students appearing on an official course 
roster may attend a class at the university. 

POLICY STATEMENT WITH REFERENCE 
TO RELIGIOUS HOLYDAYS 

A faculty member who wishes to observe a religious holy 
day shall make arrangements to have another instructor 
conduct the class in his/her absence, if possible, or shall 
reschedule the class. 

Because there are some classes and other functions 
where attendance may be considered essential, the 
following policy is in effect: 

1. Each student shall, upon notifying his/her instructor, 
be excused from class to observe a religious holy day 
of his/her faith. 

2. While the student will be held responsible for the 
material covered in his/her absence, each student 
shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to 
make up any work missed. 

3. No major test, major class event, or major University 
activity will be scheduled on a major religious holy 
day. 

4. Professors and University administrators shall not 
arbitrarily penalize students who are absent from 
academic or social activities because of religious 
observances. 

VETERANS INFORMATION 

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all veterans and 
their dependents who wish to receive VA educational 
benefits. The Office also provides personal counseling, fee 
deferments, tutorial assistance, and work-study jobs. The 
VA Office is located in PC 130, Modesto A. Maidique 
Campus; and in ACI-100, Biscayne Bay Campus. 

Veterans who are planning to attend the University 
should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs two months 
prior to the anticipated date of entry. Such time is required 
to expedite the processing of paperwork for educational 
allowances from the Veterans Administration. 



Full time 
3/4 time 
1/2 time 
Less than 1/2 time 



Training Status 

12 Credits 
9 Credits 
6 Credits 
5 Credits 



Rate of Payments/Number of Dependents 

For rate of monthly payment of educational allowances for 
veterans and dependents, please contact the Office of 
Veterans Affairs. 

For additional information regarding other Veterans 
Educational Programs, contact the Office of Veterans 
Affairs at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 130, (305) 
348-2838. 

ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATION 

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certification 
of student enrollment. Certification of enrollment cannot be 
processed if the student has a financial liability. 

ENROLLMENT STATUS 

Undergraduate: 

Full time: 12 credits or more. 



Half time: 6-11 credits. 

Less than half time: 5 credits or less. 

Enrollment status is for continuous enrollment for the 
semester in which the student attended. Reduction of 
course load will reflect the student's status. Contact the 
Office of the Registrar for further details. 
(Note: Enrollment status for Financial Aid recipients may 
differ on federal aid regulations.) 

FLORIDA RESIDENCY INFORMATION 

Florida Student Definition 

For the purpose of assessing registration and tuition fees, 
a student shall be classified as a Florida or non-Florida 
Resident for tuition purposes. 

To qualify as a Florida Resident for tuition purposes, the 
student or the parent/legal guardian of a dependent 
student, must: 

1. Be a U.S. Citizen, Resident Alien, parolee, Cuban 
National, Vietnamese Refugee, or other legal alien so 
designated by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization 
Sen/ice. 

2. Have established a legal residence in this State and 
have maintained that legal residence for 12 
consecutive months immediately prior to the start of 
the term in which the student is seeking Florida 
resident classification. The student's residence in 
Florida must be a bona fide domiciliary rather than for 
the purpose of maintaining a mere temporary 
residence or abode, incident to enrollment in an 
institution of higher education, and should be 
demonstrated as indicated below (for dependent 
students as defined by IRS regulations, a parent or 
guardian must qualify). 

3. Students claiming to be independent must meet one 
of the following: 

a) The student is 24 years of age or older by the 
first day of classes of the term for which 
residency status is sought; if student is under the 
age of 24, they must demonstrate earned 
income, through income tax forms, of a minimum 
of $11,500 in the prior year or present evidence 
of that amount or greater by means of contracts 
or appointment letters; 

b) The student is married; 

c) The student has children who receive more than 
half their support from the student; 

d) The student has other dependents who live with 
and receive more than half of their support from 
the student; 

e) The student is a Veteran of the United States 
Armed Forces or is currently serving on active 
duty in the United States Armed Forces for 
purposes other than training; 

f) Both of the student's parents are deceased or the 
student is or was (until age 18) a ward/dependent 
of the court; 

g) The student is working on a master's or doctoral 
degree during the term for which residency status 
is sought; 

h) The student is classified as an independent by 
the financial aid office at the institution. 

4. Submit the following documentation (or in the case of 
a dependent student, the parent must submit 
documentation), prior to the first day of classes for the 
term for which resident status is sought (late 



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submissions will be considered for the following 

academic term): 

a) Documentation establishing legal residence in 
Florida (this document must be dated at least one 
year prior to the first day of classes of the term 
for which resident status is sought). The following 
documents will be considered in determining 
legal residence: 

(1) Declaration of domicile (recorded issue date 
will be the effective date on this document). 

(2) Proof of purchase of a home in Florida which 
the student occupies as his/her residence. 

(3) Proof that the student has maintained 
residence in the state for the preceding year 
(e.g., rent receipts, employment record). 

5. Documentation establishing bona fide domicile in 
Florida which is not temporary or merely incident to 
enrollment in a Florida institution of higher education. 
The following documents will be considered evidence 
of domicile even though no one of these criteria, if 
taken alone, will be considered conclusive evidence 
of domicile (these documents must be dated at least 
one year prior to the first day of classes of the term for 
which Florida resident status is sought): 

(1) Declaration of domicile (recorded issue date will 
be the effective date on this document). 

(2) Florida voter's registration. 

(3) Florida driver's license and/or Florida automobile 
registration. 

(4) Proof of real property ownership in Florida (e.g., 
deed, tax receipts). 

(5) Employment records or other employment related 
documentation (e.g., W-2, paycheck receipts), 
other than for employment normally provided on 
a temporary basis to students or other temporary 
employment. 

(6) Proof of membership in or affiliation with 
community or state organizations or significant 
connections to the State. 

(7) Proof of continuous presence in Florida during 
the period when not enrolled as a student. 

(8) Proof of former domicile in Florida and 
maintenance of significant connections while 
absent. 

(9) Proof of reliance upon Florida sources of support. 

(10) Proof of domicile in Florida of family. 

(11) Proof of admission to a licensed practicing 
profession in Florida. 

(12) Proof of acceptance of permanent employment in 
Florida. 

(13) Proof of graduation from high school located in 
Florida. 

(14) Any other factors peculiar to the individual which 
tend to establish the necessary intent to make 
Florida a permanent home and that the individual 
is a bona fide Florida resident, including the age 
and general circumstances of the individual. 

c. No contrary evidence establishing residence 
elsewhere. 

d. Documentation of dependent/in-dependent status 
(IRS return or affidavit). A student might also 
qualify for Florida residency by one or more of 
the following criteria: 

1 Become a legal resident and be married to a 
person who has been a legal resident for the 
required twelve month period, or, 



2. Be a member of the Armed Forces on active duty 
stationed in Florida, or a spouse or dependent, 
or, 

3. Be a member of the full-time instructional or 
administrative staff of a state public school, state 
community college or state University in Florida, 
a spouse or dependent, or, 

4. Be a dependent and have lived five years with an 
adult relative who has established legal 
residence in Florida, or, 

5. Be a former student at a public institution of 
higher education who was properly classified as 
a resident who re-establishes domiciliary status 
and re-enrolls within a period of twelve months, 
or, 

6. Make a statement as to the length of residence in 
Florida and qualification under the above criteria. 

OUT-OF-STATE NON-RESIDENT-FOR- 
TUITION-PURPOSES 
RECLASSIFICATION TO IN-STATE 
RESIDENT-FOR-TUITION-PURPOSES 

Effective July 1, 2009, Florida Statute 1 009.21 (6)(a) was 
amended to reflect significant changes in classifying 
students as residents or non-residents for the purpose of 
tuition assessment. Students are encouraged to read the 
full statute located on the University Registrar's website at: 
The Registrar's Homepage . The major changes pertain 
to the new requirements for establishing initial 
classification and the limited instances where non-resident 
status may be changed to resident status through the 
reclassification process. The following general principles 
apply to the classification and re-classification of resident 
status for tuition purposes (please refer to full statute for 
complete listing of program criteria as well as required 
documents for substantiating residency request): 

To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes: 

A person or, if that person is a dependent child, his or her 
parent or parents must have established legal residence in 
this state and must have maintained legal residence in this 
state for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior 
to his or her initial enrollment in an institution of higher 
education. 

To request reclassification of resident status: 

a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a 
person who is classified as a nonresident for 
tuition purposes may become eligible for 
reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes 
if that person or, if that person is a dependent 
child, his or her parent presents clear and 
convincing documentation that supports 
permanent legal residency in this state for at 
least 12 consecutive months rather than 
temporary residency for the purpose of pursuing 
an education, such as documentation of full-time 
permanent employment for the prior 12 months 
or the purchase of a home in this state and 
residence therein for the prior 12 months while 
not enrolled in an institution of higher education . 

b) If a person who is a dependent child and his or 
her parent move to this state while such child is a 
high school student and the child graduates from 
a high school in this state, the child may become 



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eligible for reclassification as a resident for tuition 
purposes when the parent submits evidence that 
the parent qualifies for permanent residency. 

c) If a person who is a dependent child and his or 
her parent move to this state after such child 
graduates from high school, the child may 
become eligible for reclassification as a resident 
for tuition purposes after the parent submits 
evidence that he or she has established legal 
residence in the state and has maintained legal 
residence in the state for at least 12 consecutive 
months. 

d) A person who is classified as a nonresident for 
tuition purposes and who marries a legal resident 
of the state or marries a person who becomes a 
legal resident of the state may, upon becoming a 
legal resident of the state, become eligible for 
reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes 
upon submitting evidence of his or her own legal 
residency in the state, evidence of his or her 
marriage to a person who is a legal resident of 
the state, and evidence of the spouse's legal 
residence in the state for at least 12 consecutive 
months immediately preceding the application for 
reclassification. 

Appealing the Denial of Residency Reclassification 

A student may once appeal the denial of a request to be 
reclassified from out-of-state status to in-state status for 
tuition purposes. The student will need to meet with a 
manager-level staff in the Office of the Registrar to discuss 
the decision and their options. The appeal must be 
provided in writing with accompanying documentation that 
might support reconsideration of the original decision. A 
committee will meet to review the appeal and its 
accompanying documentation. The committee will make a 
determination in the case and will notify the student in 
writing of its final decision within sixty days of the meeting. 



• Financial Aid and other related loan 
programs; 

• Scholarship Programs, including Bright 
Futures; and 

• Veterans Administration benefits for 
qualified students 

• For use in complying with IRS Reporting 
Requirements pertaining to the Hope Scholarship 
Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit provided 
under federal legislation; 

• For use in preparing Student Enrollment Reports 
required to be submitted to the National Student 
Loan Data System under Federal Law; 

• For use in providing official student transcripts to 
authorized third parties (i.e. educational 
institutions and employers upon receipt of 
required releases) for student identification 
purposes; 

• For enrollment verification and eligibility for health 
insurance coverage, auto insurance coverage, 
and benefits, as requested by students. 

• For submitting reports to the Florida Board of 
Governors as required. 

Please note that this is only a listing of the collection and 
use of social security numbers by the University in the 
admissions, registration and financial aid areas. All 
students are advised that social security numbers are 
confidential and may only be released in accordance with 
applicable law. 



TERM COURSES OFFERED 

Listed next to certain courses in this catalog are the 
designations 'F', 'S', and 'SS'. These designations indicate 
that the academic department normally offers these 
courses during the F (Fall), 'S' (Spring), 'SS' (Summer) 
terms. Students should be aware that there are 
circumstances beyond the University's control (low 
enrollments, financial constraints, or other extenuating 
situations) which may result in the courses not being 
offered as indicated. The University is not responsible for 
failure to offer a course as indicated. 



COLLECTION AND USAGE OF SOCIAL 
SECURITY NUMBERS 

In accordance with Florida law, the University collects 
social security numbers from its students for the following 
reasons: 

• For use in processing admission applications for 
purposes of identification and verification of 
student records; 

• For use in administering federal and state 
programs/loans, including verification of 
eligibility. These programs include, but are not 
limited to: 



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Tuition and Fees 



FEES 

The currently authorized fees for academic year 2010- 
201 1 are: 



PER CREDIT HOUR FEES 






Florida 


Non-Florida 




Resident 


Resident 


Undergraduate Tuition 


$136.10 


$549.40 


Differential Tuition 


$ 22.00 


$ 22.00 


Total Per Credit 
Hour Fees 


$158.10 


$571.40 



SEMESTER FEES 








Florida 


Non-Florida 




Resident 


Resident 


Athletic 


$10.00 


$10.00 


Health 


$83.19 


$83.19 


Parking 


$82.39 


$82.39 



Registration fees for course audits are the same as the 
above fees, except that no assessment will be made for 
the out-of-state portion. 

FEE WAIVERS 

Students using a fee waiver for part of the fee payment 
must pay their portion on or before the last day to pay 
fees 

State employees using the State employee fee waiver 
to pay their fees must register on or after the day 
established in the official University calendar for State 
employee registration. The State Employee Fee Waiver 
pays up to six credit hours of tuition and fees per term. 
Summer sessions A, B, and C are considered one term. 
State employees who register for more than six hours will 
be required to pay for the additional credit hours plus all 
per student related fees. A properly completed and 
approved waiver form must be presented at the Student 
Financials Office by the date published for the last day to 
pay fees. Fee Waivers will be processed only for those 
courses shown on the approved fee waiver request form 
presented at the time of registration. Only one fee waiver 
form per employee will be accepted each semester. The 
State employee fee waiver will not be accepted as 
payment for course registrations prior to the announced 
date for state employee registration. State Employee Fee 
Waivers do not cover Thesis, Dissertation, Internships, 
Directed Individual Study, Non Credit Courses, Sponsored 
Credit Programs, Certificate Programs, Field Experience, 
Practicum, or courses taken for audit grades. 

Senior citizens fee waivers are available to persons 60 
ra of age or older who meet the requirements of 
Florida residency as defined in this catalog. The fee 
waiver allows qualified individuals to attend credit classes 
on an audit basis. Senior citizens using the fee waiver 
must register during the first week of classes. Senior 
citizens using the fee waiver must pay the photo ID fee 
dunng their first term m attendance and once per 
academic year thereafter 



Florida law requires that State employee fee waivers 
and senior citizen fee waivers be granted on a space 
available basis only; therefore, individuals using these 
waivers must comply with the procedures outlined in the 
schedule of classes for each semester. Refunds will not 
be given for employees who have registered and paid 
prior to the state employee registration day and wish to 
use the fee waiver. 

Fee Payment 

Fees may be paid at the Student Financials Office at 
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 120, or at Biscayne 
Bay Campus ACI 140 or online through the MyFlU portal 
( https://my.fiu.edu ). The on-line payment system accepts 
credit card payments of AMEX, DISCOVER and 
MASTERCARD only. At this time, we do not accept VISA 
for tuition and fee payments. Check payments may also 
be done through the on-line system. Night drop boxes 
outside the Student Financials Offices on either campus 
are available 24 hours a day for fee payments by check or 
money order through the last day to pay fees. The 
University is not responsible for cash left in the night drop 
or sent through the mail. Failure to pay fees by the 
established deadlines may cause you to be dropped from 
all courses or assessed a Late Payment Fee. See Fee 
Liability below. 

Payment Plan 

The payment plan will allow students to pay their current 
term's tuition and fees in two (2) installments. The 
first/initial installment payment which is equal to fifty (50%) 
of your total tuition and fees must be paid by the Last Day 
to Pay and the remaining balance will be due by the end of 
the seventh week of the term. There is a $15.00 service 
charge to sign up for the plan. Enrollment to the Payment 
Plan can be accomplished by going to the MyFlU portal 
( https://my.fiu.edu ) and selecting "Payment Plan" in the 
Finances section. 

Late Registration Fee 

Students who register after the established deadline for 
registration will be subject to $100 late registration fee. 

Late Payment Fee 

Students who pay fees after the established deadline for 
payments will be subject to a $100 late payment fee. If 
applicable, this fee may be assessed in addition to the late 
registration fee described in the preceding section. 

FLORIDA PREPAID TUITION PLAN 
STUDENTS 

Students utilizing the Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan must 
pay their portion of the student fees not covered by the 
plan by the published last day to pay fees. If you are a 
financial aid recipient - the portion of the student fees will 
not be deducted from your financial aid award. Please 
contact the Student Financials Office to pay the balance 
due. 



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FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS 

All financial aid recipients whose financial aid award meets 
or exceeds tuition, excluding Federal Work Study, will 
automatically receive a tuition deferment. If your financial 
aid awards do not cover full tuition & fees students must 
pay the difference between their financial aid awards (less 
Federal Work Study) and their final fee as posted. 

Students can view their "Anticipated Aid" online through 
PantherSoft. 

FEE LIABILITY 

Students are liable for all fees associated with all courses 
in which they are registered at the end of the drop/add 
period. The fee payment deadline is published in the 
official University calendar. If fees are not paid in full by 
the published dates, all courses for the term may be 
canceled. 

REINSTATEMENT OF CLASSES 

Appeals for reinstatement of registration for classes 
dropped for fiscal reasons must be filed in writing on the 
prescribed form with the Student Financials Office by the 
time specified on the cancellation notice. Reinstatement 
will be considered for all classes on the class schedule at 
the end of the drop/add period. Reinstatement cannot be 
requested selectively for certain classes. All reinstatement 
activity, including fee payment, must be completed by the 
date on the cancellation notice. All students whose 
registrations have been reinstated will be assessed a late 
payment fee. If the late registration fee is applicable it will 
also be assessed. 

PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS 

All persons who park vehicles on the university's 
campuses must register their vehicle(s) with the 
department of Parking and Traffic, obtain a decal or 
permit, and display the decal or permit, as prescribed by 
the Parking Rules and Regulations. The University 
assumes no liability for vehicles parked or operated on 
University property. The issuance of a decal or permit 
does not guarantee a place to park. 

Parking and Access Fees 

All currently enrolled students will pay a Parking and 
Access Fee each semester. The fee will appear on the 
Student Fee Schedule. 

Students must provide the following information to the 
Department of Parking and Traffic to obtain a parking 
decal: Panther ID, proof of current class registration, and 
current vehicle registration. All decals must be 
permanently affixed to the outside of the vehicle, either on 
the left side of the rear bumper or lower left corner, on the 
outside of the rear window. All decals are valid until the 
expiration date indicated on the decal or permit. A 
duplicate hang tag will be issued upon request for an 
additional charge of $10.00 + tax. This hang tag is valid 
only for the vehicle under which it is registered. Hang tags 
are available to persons who have purchased an original 
decal for the current semester or year. The hang tags are 
for additionally owned vehicles and for situations where 
the original decal must be replaced due to an accident, 
painting, etc. 



Housing 

All students in university housing complexes need to 
obtain a current semester housing sticker from the 
Department of Parking and Traffic. This sticker allows the 
vehicle to be parked legally in student housing areas. This 
sticker is valid for the current semester only. This housing 
sticker should be affixed to the left or right side of their 
current student decal. 

Disabled 

Any person who has been certified in accordance with 
Sections 320.084, 320.0848, or 320.0842, Florida 
Statutes, and has been issued a Disabled placard by the 
Department of Motor Vehicle Bureau shall obtain and 
display a university parking decal in the classification 
which would otherwise be appropriate. 

Towing and Impoundment 

The university may tow and impound any vehicle, which is 
found to be parked illegally or in violation of the parking 
rules and regulations. 

Rules and Regulations Pamphlets 

A copy of the University Parking Rules and Regulations is 
available at the department of Parking and Traffic located 
at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Parking Garage One or 
Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center, Room 
131. It is the responsibility of each student to become 
familiar and comply with the University's parking and traffic 
rules and regulations. 

Other Fees 
Library Fines 

Per book per library hour $ .25 

Maximum fine per book $5.00 

Lost book fine $51.15 

Note: These fees are subject to change as permitted by 
law. Additional fees may be added and special purpose 
fees may be assessed in some instances. 

CHECKS 

The University will accept personal checks for amounts 
due to the University. These checks must be in the exact 
amount due only. The Student Financials Office will not 
accept checks above the amount due, third party checks 
or checks for cash. State law requires that a service fee be 
assessed on a check returned unpaid by the bank for any 
reason. Service fees are based on the amount of the 
unpaid check. Checks for $0.01 - $50.00 are charged a 
$25.00 fee; $50.01 - $300.00, a $30.00 fee; $300.01 - 
$800.00, a $40.00 fee; and a fee of 5% of the amount of 
the check for all checks greater than $800.00. Checks 
returned by the bank can be redeemed only by cash, 
cashier's checks, or money orders. A personal check will 
not be accepted to replace a dishonored check. If a check 
is returned from an on-line payment, returned check fines 
will also be charged as per the amounts indicated above. 
Returned checks will be assigned to an agency for 
collection if not promptly paid. When an account has been 
assigned, the collection agency fee will be added to the 
University charges for collection at the current contract 



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rate. Returned checks on student accounts will result in 
cancellation of classes and will require petition for 
reinstatement. See reinstatement of classes above. 
The Student Financials Office will not accept a check on 
any student's account which has had two previous 
dishonored checks. 

REFUNDS 

Refunds will be processed and mailed to the address 
shown on the Registrar's files to all students whose fee 
accounts show an overpayment after the last day to pay 
fees. Students now have the option to add a direct deposit 
account. Information is available on line in the Finances 
section (add a direct deposit link) of the MyFlU portal 
(https://my.fiu.edu) . Students due a refund will not be 
required to submit a refund application to receive their 
refund, it will automatically be calculated. If there is an 
amount due to the university in the accounts receivable 
system, that amount will be deducted from any refund due. 

Students who have completed registration and have paid 
all fees due and have completely withdrawn from the 
University prior to the end of the fourth week of classes 
are eligible for a refund of 25% of total fees paid. 

In the following exceptional circumstances, a full refund 
of total fees paid will be made upon presentation of the 
proper documentation: 

• Death of a student or immediate family member 
(parent, spouse, child or sibling). Death certificate 
required. 

• Involuntary call to military service. Copy of orders 
required. 

• Illness of student of such severity or duration to 
preclude completion of courses. Confirmation by a 
physician required. 

Processing of refunds will begin after the end of the 
add/drop period for each semester. 
Appeals for tuition refunds must be submitted in writing to 
the Office of the Registrar within one year after the end of 
the term for which the refund is requested. There are no 
exceptions to this policy. Refunds for financial aid 
recipients will be determined based on the "Return of Title 
IV Policy". Please refer to "the award terms and condition 
booklet" for specific details. 

REPEAT COURSE TUITION CHARGES 

Repeated Attempts of Courses 

The 1997 Legislature passed House Bill 1545 mandates 
that undergraduate students pay additional charges for the 
third time a student either takes or attempts the same 
college credit course. Any undergraduate course taken, 
beginning Fall 1997, and all courses taken after this date 
will be subject to the repeat surcharge. Attempted hours 
mean those hours dropped/withdrawn after the drop/add 
period or failed. Withdrawals, incompletes and dropped 
courses will be subject to the tuition surcharge, if they are 
fee liable. All students are included regardless of type of 
:ency Undergraduate courses are 1000 to 4000 level 
courses. 
Exceptions: 

• Any course work taken prior to Fall 1997 

• Credits earned through, cooperative education, 
military, waivers, audits, individualized study, courses 
that are repeated as a requirement of a major (except 

'368 repe^' <han 2 limes to increase GPA 



or meet minimum course grade requirements), 
courses intended to continue over multiple semesters 

• Attempts taken at previous institutions prior to 
enrolling at FIU 

• Any non fee liable withdrawal of dropped course 

• Graduate level courses (courses at 5000 level or 
above) 

• Effective Summer 2000, students who withdraw or fail 
a class due to extenuating circumstances and 
financial hardships may be granted an exception only 
once for each class. 

• Students wishing to appeal the repeat surcharge may 
complete an "Appeal of Repeat Course Surcharge" 
form, which may be obtained in the Registrar's Office, 
PC 130. 

EXCESS CREDIT SURCHARGE 

Effective Fall semester 2009, all undergraduate students 
who enter or transfer to Florida International University are 
subject to the new statute [1009.286f.s.] that governs the 
number of credits a student can take before being 
assessed an excess credit surcharge. Students can 
accumulate up to 120% of credits towards their degree by 
paying normal tuition and fees. After the 120% mark, 
students are subject to an additional 50% per-credit 
charge. It is important to communicate closely with your 
undergraduate or your academic advisor in order to stay 
on track towards graduation and to avoid excess credit 
surcharges that may challenge you financially. Please be 
aware that dropped, incomplete, and failed courses can 
count towards excess credits. 

More information regarding excess credit surcharges 
can be found on the Registrar's website: 
http://reqistrar.fiu.edu/ . 

PAST DUE ACCOUNTS 

Delinquent accounts are sufficient cause to prohibit 
registration, graduation, release of transcripts, or release 
of diplomas. 

The University is not able to grant credit or time 
payments for any fees. 

The University reserves the right to assign any past due 
account to an agency for collection. When an account has 
been assigned, the collection agency fee will be added to 
the University charges for collection at the current contract 
rate. 

Deadlines 

Students are reminded that deadlines are strictly 
enforced. The University is not able to grant credit or to 
extend the fee payment period beyond the time set in its 
official calendar. The University does not have the 
authority to waive late fees unless it has been determined 
that the University is primarily responsible for the 
delinquency or that extraordinary circumstances warrant 
such waiver. The University has no authority to extend 
deadlines for individual students beyond those set by the 
official calendar. 



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Financial Aid 

WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID? 

Financial aid is a source of financial support provided by 
federal, state and local governments, universities, 
community organizations, and private corporations to help 
students meet the cost of attending college. It includes 
gift-aid (grants and scholarships) and self-help aid (loans 
and student employment). 

• Grants are awards based on financial need which do 
not have to be repaid. 

• Scholarships are non-repayable awards based either 
on merit, special talent and/or financial need. 

• Student loans are available to students and/or their 
parents at low interest rates (6.8% - Fixed Direct 
Loans). 

• Student employment allows students to earn money 
toward their education by working part-time while 
attending school. 

APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 
the form used annually to apply for most types of financial 
assistance. FlU's school code 009635 is required when 
completing the FAFSA. Applications for financial 
assistance are available in January for the following 
academic year which begins in August. FlU's annual 
priority deadline is March 1st. Applications completed after 
this deadline will be processed in order of completion. 
For assistance in completing the FAFSA application, 
visit the 7 Steps to the FAFSA Application link on the 
front page of the Financial Aid website: 
http://finaid.fiu.edu. 

The FAFSA is available on the Web: 

• FAFSA web filers will require a Federal PIN (Personal 
Identification Number) to be used in lieu of student 
and parent signatures. Therefore, both student and 
parent will need to apply for a PIN. To obtain a 
Federal PIN link to: http://www.pin.ed.gov . 

• Next to complete the FAFSA electronically on the 
Web, the web site address is: 
http://www.fafsa.gov . 

• FAFSA Worksheets are available in the Financial Aid 
Office to assist students with the FAFSA on the Web 
format. To request a paper form of the FAFSA, 
students can call the Federal Processor at 
1.800.4FED.AID. 

• Using the Panther ID, students may check the "TO 
DO LIST" online for any required documents that are 
requested for file completion through PantherSoft 
web-based system . Most required documents for file 
completion are available through the Financial Aid 
Office web page under Required Forms at: 
www.finaid.fiu.edu . 

ADMISSIONS 

To be eligible for most financial aid programs, students 
must be admitted to a degree program. However, students 
should not wait until they are admitted to apply for 
assistance. Students who enroll in qualified Certificate 
Programs are only eligible for student loans. 



SUMMER ASSISTANCE 

To receive Summer assistance for 2011, the 2010-2011 
FAFSA must be on file. Summer awards are automatically 
posted as long as there are no initiated checklist items for 
missing information and the student meets the preliminary 
review of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for 
timeframe completion. 

TRANSFER STUDENT PROCEDURES 

Financial aid cannot be transferred from one post- 
secondary institution to another during the academic year. 
Students planning to transfer in mid-year should complete 
the FAFSA using both their current institution and Florida 
International University (Federal School Code 009635) to 
ensure consideration for all applicable financial 
assistance. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

To qualify for most need-based financial assistance, 
students must meet the following basic eligibility 
requirements: 

• demonstrate financial need; 

• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; 

• be registered with Selective Service, if required; 

• not be in default on a loan, or owe a repayment on 
Title IV aid received at any institution; 

• be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program of 
study; 

• Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress; and 

• Additional requirements may apply depending on the 
aid programs awarded. 

DETERMINING FINANCIAL NEED 

Financial need is defined as the difference between the 
estimated cost of attendance and the amount students 
and their families can reasonably be expected to 
contribute towards their educational expenses. Need 
analysis is a federally mandated formula which measures, 
in an equitable and systematic way, how much students 
and their families can afford to pay towards their 
education. Income, assets (excluding their primary 
residence), family size, number of family members 
attending college and other items are evaluated to give a 
complete assessment of a family's financial ability. 

VIEWING YOUR FINANCIAL AID 

Students can view application status and awards using 
their Panther ID through the PantherS oft web-based 
system or the Financial Aid webpage: 
www.finaid.fiu.edu -link to MY FINANCIAL AID. 

AWARDING PROCEDURES 

Award decisions for newly admitted students who 
complete their financial aid application will be issued 
annually in mid February with an Early Estimated Award 
Notice. A financial aid package may consist of a 
combination of grants, loans, and student employment. 

All awards are offered based on full time enrollment. 
Full time enrollment for Undergraduate students is 12 
credits and for Graduate students is 9 credits. Awards are 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Financial Aid 61 

then adjusted, if applicable, to actual enrollment after the 
drop/add period for each semester (Fall/Spring/Summer). 
Other sources of assistance such as merit awards and 
private and institutional scholarships will be taken into 
consideration when preparing the award. Award decisions 
for returning students who meet the March 1st priority 
deadline should expect to receive an award decision by 
June*. 

"The Financial Aid Office reviews Spring 2010 grades to 
determine if Satisfactory Academic Progress has been 
met before an award determination is made for returning 
students. 

RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID POLICY 

Federal regulations mandate that the Financial Aid Office 
complies with the Return to Title IV Funds policy in which 
any student who fails to receive at least one completion 
grade in the semester, drops all courses or officially 
withdraws before completing 60% attendance for the 
semester, may be liable to repay all or a portion of the 
Title IV aid that was disbursed. Grades that affect Return 
to Title IV Funds are F, F0, IN, DR, Wl. Title IV funds 
include the following financial aid programs: ACG, 
SMART, Pell. SEOG, Perkins Loan, Subsidized and 
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. The 
amount of the return is based on formulas established by 
the U.S. Department of Education. For additional 
information regarding the Return of Financial Aid Policy 
view the complete policy through the Financial Aid 
webpage. 

FINANCIAL AID SERVICES 

• Financial Aid Counseling: A Financial Aid 
administrator is available on a walk-in basis to assist 
students with special problems, technical questions 
and exceptions. 

• Web Access: Students may obtain information on the 
status of their application through the Financial Aid 
web page: www.finaid.fiu.edu at MY FINANCIAL AID 
link or through http://my.fiu.edu/ . 

• LIVE CHAT: Students can communicate on-line with 
Financial Aid representatives through 
PANTHERCHAT available through the Financial Aid 
webpage at: www.finaid.fiu.edu . 

For additional information contact the Financial Aid Office 
by telephone at (305) 348-7272 or by visiting at Modesto 
A. Maidique Campus, PC 125 or Enrollment Services at 
the Biscayne Bay Campus, ACI 100. 



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General Information 

HUMAN RESOURCES 

The Division of Human Resources provides human 
resource management services for all employees in the 
academic and administrative areas including student 
employees, research and graduate assistants, college 
work study and temporary employees on all campuses. 
The division comprises the following areas: HR 
Administration, Recruitment Services, Compensation 
Administration, Employee and Labor Relations, Payroll 
and Employee Records, Benefits Administration, HR 
Management Systems, Talent Management and 
Development, and Equal Opportunity Programs and 
Diversity, Employee Assistance Programs and Human 
Resources Relations and Human Resources (Herbert 
Wertheim College of Medicine). 

The Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) office is 
located in PC 224, (305) 348-2181. The Biscayne Bay 
Campus (BBC) office is located in LIB 322, (305) 919- 
5545. For additional information, visit the Division of 
Human Resources website at: www.fiu.edu/hr . 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 
(ADA) 

The Director for Equal Opportunity Programs is the 
University's ADA Coordinator and has responsibility for 
ensuring access to employment, academic and public 
programs for persons with disabilities. The Disability 
Resource Center is responsible for student 
accommodations which include the provision of auxiliary 
aids and services to ensure access to academic 
programs. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM 

Florida International University is committed to equal 
opportunity and diversity for all Students, Employees and 
Applicants for employment. EOPD is responsible for the 
development, implementation and monitoring of diversity, 
equity and affirmative action programs, policies and 
procedures to ensure equal employment opportunity 
without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, 
national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, 
sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran 
status or gender information. This is accomplished by 
various programs, goals and initiatives: 

• The University's Affirmative Action Plan for 
Women and Minorities, and for Individuals with 
Disabilities and Veterans and the Florida Equity 
Accountability Plan; 

• American with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

• Diversity Initiatives 

• External Partnerships 

• Minority Scholarships 

• Position Vacancy Announcements/Hiring 
Recruitment 

• Internal and External investigations 

• Training 

The Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs 
and Diversity is the campus Equity Officer responsible for 
concerns in all areas of discrimination. The office is 



located on the MMC campus in PC 215, (305) 348-2785. 
For additional information, visit the Office of Equal 
Opportunity Programs website at: www.fiu.edu/~eop . 

HIV/AIDS POLICY 

Students and employees of the University who may 
become infected with the HIV/AIDS virus will not be 
excluded from enrollment or employment or restricted in 
their access to University services or facilities, unless 
individual medically-based judgments establish that 
exclusion or restriction is necessary for the welfare of the 
individual or for other members of the University 
community. The University has established an HIV/AIDS 
Committee which includes representatives from major 
University divisions and other staff as appropriate. The 
Committee is responsible for monitoring developments 
with regard to HIV/AIDS, acting upon and administering 
the University's Policy on HIV/AIDS in specific cases, and 
coordinating the University's efforts in educating the 
University community on the nature of the disease. In 
addition, the Committee will meet as needed to consider 
individual occurrences of the disease which require 
University action. 

Persons who know or suspect they are HIV-positive are 
expected to seek expert medical advice and are obligated, 
ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly for 
the protection of others. 

The University has designated HIV/AIDS counselors on 
both campuses who are available to provide further 
information on this subject. The entire HIV/AIDS policy is 
located on the FIU Health Care and Wellness Center web 
site: 

http://www.fiu.edU/~health/clinicalservices/HIVpolicy.h 
tm. 

Contact the Health Care and Wellness Center for more 
information at MMC (305) 348-3080 or at BBC, (305) 919- 
5620. 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT, 
NONDISCRIMINATION, EDUCATIONAL 
EQUITY 

All members of the University Community are entitled to 
study and work in an atmosphere free from illegal 
discrimination. Florida International University's equal 
opportunity policy prohibits discrimination against students 
and employees on the basis of their race, color, creed, 
age, disability, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, 
marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Under 
the policy, it does not matter whether the discrimination 
was intended or not; the focus is on whether students or 
employees have been treated differently or subjected to 
intimidation, or a hostile or offensive environment as a 
result of their belonging to a protected class or having a 
protected status. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome 
physical contact of a sexual nature, overt or implied 
threats to induce performance of sexual favors, verbal 
harassment, use of sexually suggestive terms, or display 
or posting of sexually offensive pictures. 

Any employee, applicant, or student who believes that he 
or she may be a victim of unlawful discrimination may file 
a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity 
Programs, PC 215, MMC (305) 348-2785. 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & 
UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security 
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery 
Act) 

All postsecondary institutions, both public and private, that 
participate in federal Title IV student aid programs are 
required to comply with the Clery Act regulations. 
Although Clery Act compliance is an institutional 
responsibility, full compliance is a campus wide effort, and 
concerns all members of the Community. Policy 
statements must be developed and crime reports must be 
collected from a wide variety of campus security 
authorities. 

These authorities include: Campus Police; Non-police 
security staff responsible for monitoring campus property; 
individuals and offices to which crimes should be reported; 
and Officials of the University with significant responsibility 
for student and campus activities. 

• The University Campus Police publish an annual 
Campus Security Report every year by October 1st 
containing three years of campus crime statistics and 
specific campus security information including 
university policy statements. 

• Disclose crime statistics for the FIU campuses and 
areas immediately adjacent to the campus and certain 
non-campus facilities and other remote university 
properties. The statistics must be gathered from 
campus police or security, local law enforcement and 
from other university officials such as deans, directors 
and department heads, who have significant 
responsibility for student and campus activities. The 
crime statistics may be found on the University Police 
website listed below. 

• Provide "timely warning" notices of specific crimes 
that occurred on campus, or within the jurisdiction of 
the campus police (or those reported to the campus 
police in areas adjacent to the campuses of FIU). 

• The FIU University Police Department is responsible 
for preparing and distributing the Campus Security 
Report. The Campus Police Department works with 
local police departments and all university 
departments to compile the information contained in 
the annual report. 

The Public Safety Department encourages the FIU 
community to pick up a copy of the Campus Security 
Report as a guide fo r safe practices on and off campus. 

The Campus Security Report is available on the 
University Police website ( http://police.fiu.edu ). 

(U.S. Department of Education, 2005) 



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Governance and 
Administration 



Florida Board of Education 

T. Willard Fair Chair 

Akshay Desai 

Mark Kaplan 

Roberto Martinez 

John Padget 

Kathleen Shanahan 

Susan Story 

Eric J. Smith Education Commissioner 

Florida Board of Governors 

Ava L. Parker Chair 

Dean Colson Vice Chair 

Eric J. Smith Education Commissioner 

Gallop Franklin Student Representative 

Richard A. Beard 

Ann W. Duncan 

Charles "Charlie" Edwards 

Patricia Frost 

Morteza "Mori" Hosseini 

J. Stanley Marshall 

Frank Martin 

Tico Perez 

John Rood 

Judith Solano 

Gus A Stavros 

John W. Temple 

Norman Tripp 

Frank T. Brogan Chancellor 



FIU Board of Trustees 

Albert E. Dotson, Sr. 
Albert Maury 
Michael Adler 
Sukrit Agrawal 
Cesar L. Alvarez 
Jorge L. Arrizurieta 
Thomas Breslin 
Joseph L. Caruncho 
Marcelo Claure 
S. Lawrence Kahn 
Miriam Lopez 
Claudia Puig 
Helena Ramirez 

University President 

President 
Chief of Staff 



Chair 
Vice Chair and Treasurer 



Mark B. Rosenberg 
Javier Marques 



Academic Affairs 

Provost & Executive Vice President 
Interim Vice Provost, Academic 

Affairs 
Associate Vice President. Academic 

Affairs 

J id Pr'r.iderit. Planning 

and Institutional Research 
Vice Provost. Academic Planning & 

Accountability 



Douglas Wartzok 

Michele Ciccazzo 

Tonja Moore 

Jeffery Gonzalez 

Elizabeth Bejar 



Interim Vice Provost. Biscayne Bay 
Campus 

Business and Finance 

CFO & Senior Vice President 

of Finance & Administration 
Associate Vice President, Strategic 

Development 
Assistant Vice President, Financial 

Planning 
University Treasurer 
Assistant Vice President and Interim 

Controller 
Assistant Vice President, 

Business Services 
Executive Director, Parking and 

Transportation 
Associate Vice President, Facilities 

Management 
Senior Director, Facilities 

Operations 



Stephen Moll 

Kenneth Jessell 

Liane Martinez 

Claudia Paz 
Tony Vu 

Charlene Blevens 

Jeff Krablin 

Bill Foster 

John Cal 

Nick DiCiacco 



Brian Schriner 
Kenneth Furton 



Joyce Elam 
Delia Garcia 

Amir Mirmiran 
Alexander Acosta 

Sharon Pontious 

John Rock 
Leslie Northup 

Fernando Trevino 

Joan Remington 



Deans 

Acting Dean, College of Architecture 

and The Arts 
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Executive Dean, College of Business 

Administration and Dean, University 

College 
Interim Dean, College of Education 
Dean, College of Engineering 

and Computing 
Dean, College of Law 
Interim Dean, College of Nursing and 

Health Sciences 
Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of 

Medicine 
Interim Dean, Honors College 
Dean, Robert Stempel College of 

Public Health and Social Work 
Interim Dean, School of Hospitality 

and Tourism Management 
Dean, School of Journalism 

and Mass Communication Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver 
Dean, University Libraries Laura Probst 

Undergraduate Education 

Dean Douglas L. Robertson 

Associate Dean William Beesting 

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate 

Education, Biscayne Bay 
Director, Academic Advising Center 
Director of Student Athlete 

Academic Center 
Interim Director, Education Abroad 
Director, Assessment and 

Evaluation 
Director, Transfer and Transition 

Services 
Director, Educational Leadership 

Enhancement Barbara Bader 

Director, Center for Academic Success Maria Kulick 

Director, Retention Kandell Malocsay 

ROTC Dept. Chair James Davis, LTC 



Valerie Morgan 
Charlie Andrews 

Meredith Basil 
Magnolia Hernandez 

Consuelo Boronat 

Janie Valdes 



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University Graduate School 

Interim Dean Kevin O'Shea 

Associate Dean Victoria Castellanos 
Director, Academic Support 

Services Louis Farnsworth 

Research 

Vice President, Research Andres A. Gil 

Associate Vice President Luis P. Salas 

Associate Vice President for Sponsored 

Research Administration Joseph Barabino 

Associate Vice President for 

Research Integrity Jonathan G. Tubman 

Executive Director, Intellectual Property 

Mgmt. Susan Webster 

Director, Research Development Henry Artigues 



Rosa L. Jones 
Helen Ellison 

Larry Lunsford 

Cathy Akens 

James Wassenaar, Jr. 

Ruth A. Hamilton 
Matilde Gramling 



Student Affairs 

Wee President 
Associate Vice President 
Associate Vice President 

and University Ombudsman 
Assistant Vice President, 

Biscayne Bay Campus 
Executive Director, Operations 

and Auxiliary Services 
Executive Director, Graham 

University Center 
Director, Budget & Personnel 
Director, Assessment and 

Evaluation Consuelo Boronat 

Director, Career Services Imani Fredericks-Lowman 
Director, Children's Creative Learning 

Center Nancy J. Ponn 

Director, Campus Life Eric Arneson 

Director, Disability Resource Center Amanda Niguidula 
Director, Grants and Research E. George Simms 

Director, UBMS Grant Elena Cruz 

Director, Victim Advocacy Center Sharon Aaron 

Interim Director, University Health 

Services Oscar Loynaz 

Director, University Health Services, 

BBC Elvira Velez 

Interim Director, Residential Life Ron Thompson 

Director, International Student 

and Scholar Services Ana Sippin 

Director, International Student 

and Scholar Services, BBC Nancy Hernandez 

Senior Director, Multicultural Programs 

and Services Robert Coatie 

Director, Multicultural Programs 

and Services Dorret Sawyers 

Senior Director, Wolfe University 

Center, Biscayne Bay Campus Gregory A. Olson 

Director, Upward Bound Sofia Santiesteban 

Director, Counseling and Psychological 

Services Center Cheryl Nowell 

Director, Student Conduct and 

Conflict Resolution Karen Dlhosh 

Director, Women's Center Suzanne Onorato 

Director, Center for Leadership 

and Service Beverly Dalrymple 

Director, Orientation & Commuter 

Student Services Anna Cuba de la Fe 



Director, Campus Life & Orientation 
Director, Student Media 
Director, Recreation Services 
Director, Campus Recreation BBC 

Public Safety 

Chief 

Enrollment Services 

Interim Associate Vice President 
Director, Undergraduate Admissions 
Director, Financial Aid 
Interim Director, Registration 
Director, BBC Enrollment Services 
Director, Central Processing Center 

Engagement 

Vice President 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Director of Athletics 

Senior Associate Athletic Director 

Director of Admin Services 



Museums 

Director and Chief Curator, Patricia and 

Phillip Frost Art Museum 
Director, Wolfsonian Museum 

Pines Center 

Director 



Craig Cunningham 

Robert Jaross 

Rob Frye 

Elias Bardawil 



Bill King 



Steven Kelly 

Barry Taylor 

Francisco Valines 

Andrea Jay 

Sharon Eaddy 

Paulina Sigler 



Divina Grossman 



Pete Garcia 
Julie Berg 
Sky Jarrett 



Carol Damian 
Cathy Left 



Diana Little 



Jaffus Hardrick 
El Pagnier Hudson 

Joann Cuesta-Gomez 

Laura Batista 
Evelyn Rodriguez 



Human Resources 

Vice President 
Assistant Vice President 
Director, Employee & Labor 

Relations 
Director, Talent Management & 

Development 
Director, Benefits Administration 
Director, Equal Opportunity 

Programs Shirlyon McWhorter 

Director, Compensation Administration Maria Mazorra 
Director, Recruitment Services Carolyn Jackson 

Director, HR Relations and 

Customer Service Trudy Fernandez 

Director, HR Operations Carlos Flores 

Director, Finance & Analysis Jackie Barba 

Governmental Relations 

Vice President, Governmental Relations Stephen Sauls 
Associate Vice President, Education 

Policy and Budget Deborah Gallay 

Assistant Vice President, State 

Relations Michelle L. Palacio 

Director, Federal Relations Carlos Becerra 

External Relations 

Sr. Vice President Sandra Gonzalez-Levy 

Associate Vice President Terry Witherell 

Associate Vice President, Alumni 
Relations Bill Draughon 



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Associate Vice President. 

FIU Foundation, Inc. Aime Martinez 

Director. Protocol & Special Events Josefina Cagigal 
Director. Media Relations Maydel Santana-Bravo 



Director. Marketing & New Media 
Director. Editorial Services 
Director. Web Communications 
Director. President's 

Council/Community Relations 
Director. Community & Civic 

Partnerships 
Director. Budget & Operations 



Eduardo Merille 

Karen Cochrane 

Matthew Herzberger 

Lori-Ann Cox 

Anitere Flores 
Yolande Flores 



University Advancement 

Vice President, University Advancement Bob Conrad 

Director. Data Management 

& Gift Services Joan Gonzalez 

Sr. Director. Annual Giving & 

Donor Relations Dania Rivero 

Interim Director. Research and 

Prospect Management Sanhita Kumbhojkar 

Director. Corporate and Foundation 

Relations Nicole Kaufman 

Director. Budget & Operations Yolande Flores 

Division of Information Technology 

Vice President & CIO Min Yao 

Assistant Vice President. Administrative 

Information Systems Robert Grillo 

Assistant Vice President, CIARA/AMPATH Julio Ibarra 
Director. Business Services Officer Candace Reese 

Director. Media Technology Systems Debra Sheridan 
Director. Network Mgt. Services Maria Drake 

IT Security Office Cheryl Granto 

Customer & Employee 

Relations/Communications Martha Castiello 



General Counsel & Compliance 

General Counsel M. Kristina Raattama 

Deputy General Counsel Isis Carbajal de Garcia 

University Compliance Officer Leyda Benitez 



Office of Internal Audit 

Director 



Allen Vann 



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Academic Units 

College of Architecture and The Arts 

MMC (305) 348-3181 
Email: carta@fiu.edu 
http://carta.fiu.edu 

College of Arts and Sciences 

MMC (305) 348-2864 
BBC (305) 919-5859 
Pines (954) 438-8600 
Email: casdean@fiu.edu 
http://cas.fiu.edu 

School of Environment and Society 

BBC Email: seas@fiu.edu 
http://casqroup.fiu.edu/seas/ 

School of International and Public Affairs 

MMC (305) 348-7266 
Email: john.stack@fiu.edu 
http://international.fiu.edu 

College of Business Administration 

MMC (305) 348-2782 
BBC (305) 919-5870 
Pines (954) 438-8601 
http://cba.fiu.edu/ 

College of Education 

MMC (305) 348-3202 
Pines (305) 438-8600 
Email: coeadvis@fiu.edu 
http://education.fiu.edu 

College of Engineering and Computing 
MMC (305) 348-2522 
Pines (954) 438-8600 
http://cec.tiu.edu 

School of Computing and Information Sciences 

MMC (305) 348-2744 

BBC (305) 919-5859 

Email: info-underqrad@cis.fiu.edu 

http://www.cis.fiu.edu 

College of Law 

MMC (305) 348-8006 
Email: lawadmit@fiu.edu 
http://law.fiu.edu/ 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences 
MMC (305) 348-7703 
BBC (305) 919-4005 
Pines (954) 438-8600 
http://cnhs.fiu.edu 

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
l.'VC 'Yj5) 346-0644 
Email: med.admissions@fiu.edu 
http://medicine.fiu.edu 



Robert Stempel College of Public Health and 
Social Work 

MMC (305) 348-4903 
http://publichealth.fiu.edu 
School of Social Work 
MMC (305) 348-5880 
Pines (954) 438-8600 
http://ssph.fiu.edu/social work 

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 

BBC (305) 919-4500 
Email: hospitality@fiu.edu 
http://hospitality.fiu.edu 

School of Journalism and Mass Communication 

BBC (305) 919-5625 
Email: sjmc@fiu.edu 
http://jmc.fiu.edu/simc/ 

The Honors College 

MMC (305)348-4100 
BBC (305) 919-5597 
Email: honors@fiu.edu 
http://honors@fiu.edu/ 

University Graduate School 

MMC (305) 348-2455 
Email: ugs@fiu.edu 
http://gradschool.fiu.edu 

Undergraduate Education 

MMC (305) 348-2800 
BBC (305) 919-5754 
http://undergrad.fiu.edu 

University Libraries 

MMC (305) 348-2470 
BBC (305) 919-5718 
http://library.fiu.edu 

Museums 

The Phillip & Patricia Frost Art Museum 

MMC (305) 348-2890 
Email: artinfo@fiu.edu 
http://www.thef rostf iu.edu 

The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach 

(305)531-1001 
http://www.wolfsonian.org/ 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 

Select Support Services 
Phone & Web Addresses 

ACADEMIC ADVISING 
http://underqrad.fiu.edu/advisinq/ 
MMC (305) 348-2892 
BBC (305) 919-5754 

ADMISSIONS 
http://admissions.fiu.edu 
http://onestop.fiu.edu 
MMC (305) 348-2363 
BBC (305) 919-5760 
Pines (954) 438-8600 

Patricia and Phillip Frost ART MUSEUM 
http://thefrost.fiu.edu 
MMC (305) 348-2890 

ATHLETICS 
http://www.fiusports.com 
MMC (305) 348-2756 

BOOKSTORE 

http://fiu.bkstore.com/ 
MMC (305) 348-2691 
BBC (305) 919-5580 

BURSAR /CASHIERS 
http://finance.fiu.edu/controller/QL Student.html 

MMC (305) 348-2126 
BBC (305) 919-5540 

CAMPUS LIFE 
http://www.fiu.edu/~camplife/ 
MMC (305) 348-2138 
BBC (305) 919-5804 

CAMPUS RECREATION 
http://recreation.fiu.edu/ 
MMC (305) 348-2951 
BBC (305) 919-5678 

CAREER SERVICES 
http://www.fiu.edu/-career/ 
MMC (305) 348-2423 
BBC (305) 919-5770 

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS 
UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTER 

http://learninqcenter.fiu.edu 

MMC (305) 348-2180 

BBC (305) 919-5927 

UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER 
http://te5tinq.fiu.edu 
MMC (305) 348-2840 
BBC (305) 919-5927 

Toshiba COPY CENTER 
MMC (305) 348-2831 
BBC V '65 



Select Support Services Phone & Web Addresses 71 

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 
CENTER 

http://www2.fiu.edu/~psychser/ 

MMC (305) 348-2434 
BBC (305) 919-5305 

CREDIT UNION 
http://www.ucumiami.org/ 

MMC (786) 425-5000 
BBC (786) 425-5000 

FINANCIAL AID 
http://finaid.fiu.edu 

MMC (305) 348-7272 
BBC (305) 919-5750 

GRADUATION 
http://reqistrar.fiu.edu/index. php?id=85 

MMC (305) 348-2341 
BBC (305) 919-5750 

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES 

http://www2.fiu.edu/~health/ 
MMC (305) 348- 2401 
BBC (305) 919-5620 

HOUSING 
http://www.housinq.fiu.edu/ 

MMC (305) 348-4190 
BBC (305) 919-5587 

LIBRARY 
http://library.fiu.edu/ 

MMC (305) 348-2461 
BBC (305) 919-5718 
Pines (954) 438-8600 

PARKING AND TRAFFIC 

http://parkinq.fiu.edu/ 

MMC (305) 348-3615 
BBC (305) 919-5558 

PUBLIC SAFETY 
http://police.fiu.edu/ 
MMC (305) 348-2626 
BBC (305) 919-5559 

REGISTRAR 
http://reqistrar.fiu.edu/ 

MMC (305) 348-2320 
BBC (305) 919-5750 
Pines (954) 438-8600 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 
http://www.fiu.edu/~sqa/ 

MMC (305) 348-2121 
BBC (305) 919-5680 

WOLFSONIAN MUSEUM- FIU 
http://www.wolfsonian.orq 
1001 Washington Avenue 
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 
(305)531-1001 



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Centers and Institutes 

FIU Applied Research Center 

http://www.arc.fiu.edu 

Center for Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Studies 

http://business.fiu.edu/centers/caats.cfm 

Center for Advanced Distributed Systems Engineering 
http://cadse.cs.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Advanced Technology and Education 
http://www.cate.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Diversity in Engineering 
http://cdec.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Ethics and Professionalism 

http://law.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Internet Augmented Research and 

Assessment 

http://www.ciara.fiu.edu 

Center for Labor Research and Studies 
http://www.fiu.edu/~clrs/ 

Center for Leadership 

http://www.lead.fiu.edu/ 

Center for the Administration of Justice 

http://caj.fiu.edu/ 

Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions 
http://cesmec.fiu.edu/ 

Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug 
Abuse (CRUSADA) 

http://crusada.fiu.edu/index.cfm 

Child and Family Psychosocial Research Center 
http://www.fiu.edu/~capp 

Cuban Research Institute 
http://casqroup.fiu.edu/lacc/paqes.php?id=320 

Engineering Manufacturing Center 

http://www.eng.fiu.edu/emc/ 

English Language Institute 
http://www.eli.fiu.edu/ 

Florida - Caribbean Institute 
http://casqroup.fiu, edu/lacc/pages.php?id=1 027 

Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy 

http://www.fiu.edu/~emlab/ 

Florida - Mexico Institute 
http://casqroup.fiu.edu/lacc/pages.php?id=1013 

High Performance Database Research Center 
http://hpdrc.cs.fiu.edu/ 



Infant Development Research Center 

http://infantcenter.fiu.edu/ 

Institute for Child Health and Development 

http://casqroup.fiu.edu/cscap/index.php 

Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Education & 
Research 

http://hospitaiity.fiu.edu/ihter 

Institute for Judaic & Near Eastern Studies 
http://www.fiu.edu/~jewstudi/index.html 

Institute for Public Management and Community 

Services 

http://www.fiu.edu/~ipmcs/ 

Institute for Public Opinion Research 
http://www2.fiu.edu/~ipor/ 

Institute of Neurolmmune Pharmacology 
http://medlib.fiu.edu/index.php 

International Forensic Research Institute 

http://www.fiu.edu/~ifri/ 

International Hurricane Research Center 
http://www.ihrc.fiu.edu/ 

International Media Center 
http://www.fiu.edu/~imc/ 

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & 
Citizenship Studies 

http://www.fiu.edu/-ippcs/ 

Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute 
http://business.fiu.edu/centers/jerome bain.cfm 

Latin American and Caribbean Center 

http://casqroup.fiu.edu/lacc/ 

Lehman Center for Transportation Research 
http://lctr.enq.fiu.edu/ 

Metropolitan Center 
http://www.fiu.edu/~metcntr/ 

Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management 
http://www.business.fiu.edu/centers/ryder.cfm 

Southeast Environmental Research Center 

http://serc.fiu.edu/ 

Telecommunications and Information Technology 
Institute 

http://www.it2.fiu.edu/ 

Women's Studies Center 
http://www.fiu.edu/~wstudies/ 



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Florida's Statewide Course 
Numbering System 

Courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and 
numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide 
Course Numbering System (SCNS). This numbering 
system is used by all public postsecondary institutions 
in Florida and 26 participating non-public institutions. 
The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the 
transfer of courses between participating institutions. 
Students and administrators can use the online 
Statewide Course Numbering System to obtain 
course descriptions and specific information about 
course transfer between participating Florida 
institutions. This information is at the SCNS website 
at http://scns.fldoe.org . 

Each participating institution controls the title, 
credit, and content of its own courses and 
recommends the first digit of the course number to 
indicate the level at which students normally take the 
course. Course prefixes and the last three digits of 
the course numbers are assigned by members of 
faculty discipline committees appointed for that 
purpose by the Florida Department of Education in 
Tallahassee. Individuals nominated to serve on these 
committees are selected to maintain a representative 
balance as to type of institution and discipline field or 
specialization. 

The course prefix and each digit in the course 
number have a meaning in the Statewide Course 
Numbering System (SCNS). The list of course 
prefixes and numbers, along with their generic titles, 
is referred to as the "SCNS taxonomy." Descriptions 
of the content of courses are referred to as "statewide 
course profiles." 

THE COURSE PREFIX 

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a 
major division of an academic discipline, subject 
matter area, or sub-category of knowledge. The 
prefix is not intended to identify the department in 
which a course is offered. Rather, the content of a 
course determines the assigned prefix to identify the 
course. 

GENERAL RULE FOR COURSE 
EQUIVALENCIES 

Equivalent courses at different institutions are 
identified by the same prefixes and same last three 
digits of the course number and are guaranteed to be 
transferable between participating institutions that 
offer the course, with a few exceptions. (Exceptions 
are listed below.) 

For example, a freshman composition skills course 
is offered by 58 different postsecondary institutions. 
Each institution uses "ENC_101" to identify its 
freshman composition skills course. The level code is 
the first digit and represents the year in which 
students normally take the course at a specific 



institution. In the SCNS taxonomy, "ENC" means 
"English Composition," the century digit "1" represents 
"Freshman Composition," the decade digit "0" 
represents "Freshman Composition Skills," and the 
unit digit "1" represents "Freshman Composition Skills 
I." 

In the sciences and certain other areas, a "C" or 
"L" after the course number is known as a lab 
indicator. The "C" represents a combined lecture and 
laboratory course that meets in the same place at the 
same time. The "L" represents a laboratory course or 
the laboratory part of a course, having the same prefix 
and course number without a lab indicator, which 
meets at a different time or place. 

Transfer of any successfully completed course 
from one participating institution to another is 
guaranteed in cases where the course to be 
transferred is equivalent to one offered by the 
receiving institution. Equivalencies are established by 
the same prefix and last three digits and comparable 
faculty credentials at both institutions. For example, 
ENC 1101 is offered at a community college. The 
same course is offered at a state university as ENC 
2101. A student who has successfully completed 
ENC 1101 at the community college is guaranteed to 
receive transfer credit for ENC 2101 at the state 
university if the student transfers. The student cannot 
be required to take ENC 2101 again since ENC 1101 
is equivalent to ENC 2101. Transfer credit must be 
awarded for successfully completed equivalent 
courses and used by the receiving institution to 
determine satisfaction of requirements by transfer 
students on the same basis as credit awarded to the 
native students. It is the prerogative of the receiving 
institution, however, to offer transfer credit for courses 
successfully completed that have not been 
designated as equivalent. 

NOTE: Credit generated at institutions on the 
quarter-term system may not transfer the equivalent 
number of credits to institutions on semester-term 
systems. For example, 4.0 quarter hours often 
transfers as 2.67 semester hours. 

AUTHORITY FOR ACCEPTANCE OF 
EQUIVALENT COURSES 

Section 1007.24(7), Florida Statutes, states: 
Any student who transfers among postsecondary 
institutions that are fully accredited by a regional or 
national accrediting agency recognized by the United 
States Department of Education and that participate 
in the statewide course numbering system shall be 
awarded credit by the receiving institution for courses 
satisfactorily completed by the student at the previous 
institutions. Credit shall be awarded if the courses are 
judged by the appropriate statewide course 
numbering system faculty committees representing 
school districts, public postsecondary educational 
institutions, and participating nonpublic postsecondary 
educational institutions to be academically equivalent 
to courses offered at the receiving institution, 
including equivalency of faculty credentials, 



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regardless of the public or nonpublic control of the 
previous institution. The Department of Education 
shall ensure that credits to be accepted by a receiving 
institution are generated in courses for which the 
faculty possess credentials that are comparable to 
those required by the accrediting association of the 
receiving institution. The award of credit may be 
limited to courses that are entered in the statewide 
course numbering system. Credits awarded pursuant 
to this subsection shall satisfy institutional 
requirements on the same basis as credits awarded 
to native students. 



Topics, Internships, Practica, Study Abroad, Thesis 
and Dissertations. 

D. College preparatory and vocational preparatory 
courses. 

E. Graduate courses. 

F. Internships, practica, clinical experiences and study 
abroad courses with numbers other than those 
ranging from 900-999. 

G. Applied courses in the performing arts (Art, Dance, 
Interior Design, Music, and Theatre) and skills 
courses in Criminal Justice are not guaranteed as 
transferable. 



EXCEPTIONS TO THE GENERAL 
RULE FOR EQUIVALENCY 

Since the initial implementation of the SCNS, specific 
disciplines or types of courses have been accepted 
from the guarantee of transfer for equivalent courses. 
These include varying topics courses that must be 
evaluated individually, or applied courses in which the 
student must be evaluated for mastery of skill and 
technique. The following courses are exceptions to 
the general rule for course equivalencies and may not 
transfer. Transferability is at the discretion of the 
receiving institution: 

A. Courses not offered by the receiving institution. 

B. For courses at non-regionally accredited 
institutions, courses offered prior to the established 
transfer date of the course in question. 

C. Courses in the 900-999 series are not 
automatically transferable, and must be evaluated 
individually. These include such courses as Special 



COURSES AT NONREGIONALLY 
ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS 

The Statewide Course Numbering System makes 
available on its home page (http://scns.fldoe.org) a 
report entitled "Courses at Nonregionally Accredited 
Institutions" that contains a comprehensive listing of 
all nonpublic institution courses in the SCNS 
inventory, as well as each course's transfer level and 
transfer effective date. This report is updated monthly. 
Questions about the Statewide Course Numbering 
System and appeals regarding course credit transfer 
decisions should be directed to Dr. Janie Valdes, 
Director, Transfer and Transition Services or the 
Florida Department of Education, Office of 
Articulation, 1401 Turlington Building, Tallahassee, 
Florida 32399-0400. Special reports and technical 
information may be requested by calling the 
Statewide Course Numbering System office at (850) 
245-0427 or via the internet at http://scns.fldoe.org . 



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78 College of Architecture and The Arts 



Undergraduate Catalog 2010-201 1 



College of Architecture and 
The Arts 



Acting Dean 

Associate Dean, Administration 
Chair, Architecture Department 
Chair, Art and Art History Department 
Chair, Communication Arts Department 
Chair, Interior Design Department 
Chair, Landscape Architecture 



Brian Schriner 

David F. Bergwall 

Adam Drisin 

Juan A. Martinez 

Joann Brown 

Janine King 



Department 
Chair, Music Department 
Chair, Theatre Department 



Marta Canaves 

Orlando Garcia 

Lesley-Ann Timlick 



The College of Architecture and The Arts is comprised of 
seven departments - Architecture, Art and Art History, 
Communication Arts, Interior Design, Landscape 
Architecture, Music, and Theatre. The dynamics among 
the different disciplines make the college unique with 
programs that focus on art, design, and performance. The 
college occupies a unique position in South Florida where 
students can prepare for a career in architecture or the 
arts within a major research university. Instruction in the 
college is enriched by a distinguished faculty of artists, 
designers, and performers who add dimensions of 
applicable experience, current issues, and ongoing 
research to the traditional concepts of disciplines and 
professions within the college. 

The college promotes exploration, discovery, and 
innovation among its different programs and is strongly 
committed to interdisciplinary education breaking new 
ground in art, design and performance. Its diverse 
programs emphasize urban engagement and are informed 
by current thinking and new technologies. 

Developing connections with a wide range of programs 
and resources in the university, the college is dedicated to 
being engaged as a leader in art and design as well as in 
the performing arts in South Florida, the neighboring 
communities, and the nation. Collaborations with Fairchild 
Tropical Botanic Garden, the Metropolitan Center, the 
Wolfonsian-FlU, Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust at 
Crane Point, the Concert Association of Florida, and the 
Universita degli Studi di Genova offer students the 
opportunity to expand their ingenuity with a variety of 
resources. 

The fusion of essential disciplines with applied 
professions in the college provides both depth and liberty 
in learning. In the fields of architecture and art, the major 
emphases are on creative processes and studio work with 
a variety of supportive lectures and seminar programs. In 
art history, the emphasis is on scholarly study of the arts 
through time; lectures, seminars, and independent 
research are conducted on campus and in museums and 
libraries throughout the South Florida area. Music 
emphasizes skills and knowledge that are fundamental to 
the entire discipline: music theory, music history, 
performance, aural and keyboard training, orchestration, 
composition, conducting, and ensemble participation. 
Speech Communication focuses on developing skills 
essential for leadership, career development, and for 
understanding and interpreting events. Theatre majors 
study the arts that contribute to theatre production — 



acting, costuming, directing, design, playwriting, and 
theatre administration. 

Admission to the College of Architecture and The Arts 
is selective and competitive. For information on the 
College of Architecture and The Arts, see 
http://carta.fiu.edu . Students seeking to major in any of 
the college's departments must meet the requirements for 
admission to the university and the requirements for 
admission to the major by the respective department. 
Admission to the above referenced departments' majors is 
competitive and is not guaranteed. Criteria for selective 
admission to the departments major include indicators of 
ability, performance, creativity, and/or talent to complete 
required work within the desired major. Admission to the 
department's major will be offered based on space 
availability to those applicants judged by the respective 
Department Faculty Admissions Committee to have the 
greatest potential for successful completion of the 
program. Florida community college transfer students with 
Associate in Arts degrees are given equal consideration 
with FIU students. 

Advising Center 

Our advisors are here to assist you in the development of 
a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with your 
life goals. You can rely upon your academic advisors for 
information, assistance, and encouragement. 
The goals of our advising team are to: 

• Provide accurate and customized academic 
information. 

• Educate students on how to plan effectively. 

• Help students identify goals and develop 
education plans to reach them. 

• Interpret and assure adherence to CARTA'S 
academic policies and procedures. 

• Consult with students experiencing academic 
difficulty and assist them in identifying reasons 
for problems and possible solutions. 

• Help students understand degree requirements. 

• Assist students in the selection and scheduling of 
courses. 

Hours of Operation / Location / Contact 
Information 

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Paul L. Cejas Architecture Building, PCA 272, Miami, FL 

33199 

Phone: (305) 348-7500, Fax: (305) 348-6716 

Dean's Office 

Acting Dean Brian Schriner, PCA 284A 

schriner@fiu.edu, (305) 348-3176 

Administrative Assistant Mary Zimmerman, PCA 284B 

zimmerman@fiu.edu, (305) 348- 
3176 



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Academic Affairs 

Architecture 



Art and Art History 



Communication Arts 
Interior Design 

Landscape Architecture 

Music 



Theatre 



Student Services Advising Center, 

PCA 272 

cartaadv@fiu.edu, (305) 348-7500 

William Maguire, VH 235 

William.Maguire@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-2897 

William Burke, VH 216 

William.Burke@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-0526 

Joann Brown, VH 216 

brownj@fiu.edu, (305) 348-0068 

Student Services Advising Center, 

PCA 272 

cartaadv@fiu.edu, (305) 348-7500 

Student Services Advising Center, 

PCA 272 

cartaadv@fiu.edu, (305) 348-7500 

John Augenblick, PAC 144A 

John.Augenblick@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-3359 

JoelGaland, PAC 152A 

Joel.Galand@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-2896 

Marilyn Skow, PAC 138B 

Marilyn.Skow@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-3356 

Wayne Robinson, PAC 137A 

Wayne.Robinson@fiu.edu, 

(305) 348-3361 



Undergraduate Programs 

For students seeking to begin their professional design 
studies as undergraduates, the Departments of 
Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture 
offer the Accelerated Master's programs which integrate 
pre-graduate coursework in a single curricular path (see 
appropriate section for each program on pages that 
follow). The College offers academic programs leading to 
undergraduate degrees in Art, Art History, Music, and 
Theatre. 



Certificate Programs 

The college offers academic programs leading 
undergraduate certificates in History and Theory 
Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 



to 

of 



Minors 

Minor programs of study are offered in art, art history, 
music, music composition (for music majors only), theatre, 
dance, and communication studies. 



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Architecture 

Adam M. Drisin, Associate Professor and Chair 

Alfredo Andia, Associate Professor 

Malik Benjamin, Visiting Instructor 

Claudia Busch, Instructor 

Jaime Canaves, Professor 

Jason R. Chandler, Associate Professor 

Eric Goldemberg, Assistant Professor 

Marilys R. Nepomechie, Associate Professor 

Eric Peterson, Visiting Instructor 

Gray Read, Associate Professor 

David Rifkind, Assistant Professor 

Camilo Rosales, Associate Professor 

John Stuart, Professor 

Shahin Vassigh, Associate Professor 

The Department of Architecture is dedicated to the 
education of future generations of ethical professionals, 
creative designers and informed citizens. We believe 
architecture to be a conceptually based intellectual 
endeavor and a form of critical inquiry that addresses the 
physical environment from the scale of the city to the scale 
of furniture. The Department is committed to producing 
skilled makers who are versed in professional skills and 
who are conceptual thinkers grounded in the broad 
intellectual and societal values that engender the 
production and reception of architecture. To realize these 
objectives, design is taught as a critical and creative 
enterprise. The Department of Architecture prepares 
students for professional practice in the discipline of 
architecture with emphasis placed upon six thematic 
areas: architectural design, history/theory, building 
technologies, digital technology, ethics and professional 
business practice, and general education. 

The program maintains a commitment to excellence in 
teaching, creative activity, research and scholarship and 
seeks to attract a diverse student body with a variety of 
academic backgrounds, experiences and interests. Our 
student body and faculty reflect the diverse areas of 
knowledge that play a critical role in the making of the built 
environment and the establishment of successful design 
practices. 

Miami is a fertile urban laboratory for the study of 
architecture. The great diversity of the region provides 
limitless possibilities for exploring historic architecture and 
urbanism, as well as unique and cutting edge new works 
by many of the world's leading architects. At the same 
time, the challenges of rapid growth and urban 
development in Miami and the region have created an 
ideal crucible for the study of these timely issues. The 
program takes advantage of the fact that Miami is one of 
the principal academic and commercial gateways to Latin 
America and Europe. 

For students seeking to begin their design studies as 
undergraduates, The Department offers the Accelerated 
Master of Architecture degree (MArch) which integrates 
pre-graduate and graduate coursework in a single 
curricular path and which may be taken over five or six 
years. The accelerated Master of Architecture path begins 
freshman year with two years of pre-graduate 
coursework. At the conclusion of 73 credit hours of pre- 
graduate study, students in good standing move directly to 
102 credit hours of graduate coursework. The accelerated 



Master of Architecture degree path concludes with the 
conferral of the accredited professional Master's degree. 
Transition to graduate study occurs without the conferral 
of an undergraduate degree and no bachelor degree is 
awarded at any point. 

Students who have completed the AA in Architectural 
Studies may apply for transfer admission into the third 
year of this degree program as junior year transfer 
students. 

Applicants to the Department should plan for the 
financial aspects of a design education. This includes the 
costs associated with required access to a laptop 
computer, as well as the cost of software, travel and field 
trips, tools and equipment, and modeling supplies. 
Students in the program must have access to a laptop 
computer through purchase, lease or other arrangements. 
Students in the Department of Architecture are 
encouraged to participate in the Department's study 
abroad semester during the fourth year. For further 
information contact the Department. 

Admission Requirements 
Application Deadline: February 1 

The department admits students once a year to begin their 
course work in the fall semester; therefore, it is 
recommended that interested applicants meet with a 
member of the college's Student Services and Advising 
Center during the Fall semester prior to the application 
deadline. Admission to the department is competitive and 
is not guaranteed. Admission will be offered based on 
space availability to those applicants judged by the 
Department Faculty Committee to have the greatest 
potential for successful completion of the program. 

The department offers professional degrees in 
Architecture. The curriculum is composed of two years of 
foundational, undergraduate coursework followed by three 
(or four) years of focused graduate course work leading to 
the professional accredited Master of Architecture 
(MArch). The department does not award the pre- 
professional bachelors degree. 

Undergraduate students may apply for admission into 
the first year or the third year of the program. Students of 
the program are considered undergraduate students until 
they have accumulated 120 credit hours; therefore, 
freshman and transfer applicants must apply to both FlU's 
Undergraduate Admissions Office and to the department. 
Students accepted for admission in the first year or the 
third year of the department's program, and who are in 
good academic standing with a cumulative 3.0 GPA at 
completion of 120 credit hours, are automatically 
converted to graduate student status. 

First Year Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the University's admission 
requirements and submit a design portfolio - please refer 
to the Design Portfolio Requirements section. 

Third Year Transfer Student Admission 
Requirements 

Applicants for third year admission must meet the 
University's admission requirements and submit a design 
portfolio - please refer to the Design Portfolio 
Requirements section. Students who have completed an 



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AA in architectural studies must meet the following 
requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; successful 
completion of the CLAS requirement; completed design 
studio courses 1 through 4 with a grade of 'C or better; 
and be judged by the Faculty Admissions Committee to 
have passed a competitive portfolio review. Only grades of 
'C or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) are accepted for 
transfer of applicable prerequisite and core courses from 
other institutions. 

Third Year Native Student Admission 
Requirements 

FIU undergraduate students who wish to change their 
major to architecture should check program requirements 
and be advised by the college's undergraduate advisors 
well in advance of application for admission. 

Design Portfolio Requirements 

As part of each department's admission review process, 
all students are required to submit a design portfolio 
demonstrating the candidate's creative abilities as well as 
their level of design. The design portfolio is evaluated 
based on a candidate's demonstrated sense of 
composition, attention to detail, graphic communication 
skills, expressive quality, and sense of space, accuracy, 
and observation. The design portfolio should be formatted 
on 8.5" x 11" sheets, bound or carefully packaged, with a 
maximum thickness of 3". Applicants may also include 11' 
x 17" sheets provided they are folded to 8.5" x 11". Design 
portfolios may include two-dimensional story boards (a 
sequence of still images that show a story), computer 
printouts, and photographs of small three-dimensional 
models/projects. The design portfolio cannot contain 
slides, videos, computer discs, or other formats that 
require electric power to view. 

First Year Design Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree. In addition, all candidates' design portfolios 
require three freehand drawings based on accurate 
observations: (1) a drawing of a stair or stairs, (2) a 
drawing of a bicycle or bicycles or a part of a bicycle or 
bicycles, and (3) a drawing of your own choice. These 
drawings may be in ink, pencil or charcoal. In addition to 
the three required freehand drawings, the first year design 
portfolio may contain reproductions of a two-or-three 
dimensional work. 

Third Year Transfer Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree. The design portfolio should include no more than 
10 examples of your design work executed within the past 
two years. Examples include, but are not limited to, 
studies of buildings that demonstrate your analytical 
ability Recent art and/or design projects that an applicant 
completed in collaboration with others are acceptable as 
long as the example contains an explanation of the 
applicants role in the process. Portfolios may not contain 



samples of architectural or interior design construction 
documents either by hand or by computer. 

Student Work 

Student work submitted to the Department in satisfaction 
of course or degree requirements becomes the physical 
property of the Department. However, students retain all 
rights to the intellectual property of such work. This work 
may include papers, drawings, models, and other 
materials. The Department assumes no responsibility for 
safeguarding such materials. At its discretion, the 
Department may retain, return, or discard such materials. 
The Department will not normally discard the materials of 
current students without giving them a chance to reclaim 
them. 

Students must petition the Department in writing for 
any deviation from the established policies. 

Progression Requirements 

No grade below a 'C will be accepted for graduation in 
required courses or required electives. 

Students must have a cumulative grade point average 
of 3.0 or higher at the conclusion of 120 credit hours to 
continue in the program. 

Study Abroad 

Study abroad is an important component of the 
Department of Architecture. Our study abroad center is 
located in Genoa, Italy. The Genoa center is ideally 
situated in the historic center of the city in a renovated 
former convent dating from the 13th century. During the 
semester abroad in Italy, students are afforded an 
opportunity to study those artistic, architectural, landscape 
and interior spaces and artifacts that have long been 
acknowledged for their exceptional and enduring value to 
Western design culture. 

Accelerated Master of Architecture 

Degree Program Hours: 175 

The accelerated Master of Architecture program provides 
a seamless course of study leading from undergraduate 
freshman year to the conferral of the Professional Master 
of Architecture degree (MArch). The Accelerated MArch is 
comprised of 175 credit hours of integrated pre-graduate 
and graduate coursework. The degree consists of 73 
credit hours of pre-graduate coursework which is taken 
over two years and is followed by 102 credit hours of 
graduate coursework which can be completed in either 
three or four years. Students in the accelerated MArch 
program are awarded the professional Master's degree 
without first having to earn an undergraduate degree. As 
such, no Bachelor's degree is awarded. 

The accelerated path provides the student with a solid 
base of knowledge in the discipline of architecture and a 
broadly based general education. The first two years of 
pre-graduate coursework are characterized by a broad 
interdisciplinary framework, with emphasis placed upon six 
thematic areas; general education studies, architectural 
design studies, architectural history & theory, building & 
digital technologies, and ethics & professional practice. 
The goal of the educational experience is to develop 
critical thinking and synthetic design abilities using 



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creative problem solving, analytic skills and the capacity 
for speculative design. The program is committed to 
educating students to form independent design judgments 
grounded in the larger contexts of intellectual inquiry and 
the general pursuit of knowledge. The fully integrated pre- 
graduate and graduate course of study covers the 
comprehensive knowledge and professional skills required 
for a professional career in the discipline of architecture. 
The program remains committed to design excellence by 
providing its students an unsurpassed professional 
education in architecture. 

NAAB Statement 

In the United States, most state registration boards require 
a degree from an accredited professional degree program 
as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural 
Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to 
accredit US professional degree programs in architecture, 
recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of 
Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of 
Architecture. A program may be granted a six-year, three- 
year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its 
degree of conformance with established educational 
standards. 

Masters degree programs may consist of a pre- 
professional undergraduate degree and a professional 
graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, 
constitute an accredited professional education. However, 
the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as 
an accredited degree. 

Pre-Graduate Level Course Requirements (73) 

ARC 1131 Design Graphics 1 2 

ARC 1132 Design Graphics 2 2 

ARC 1301 Design Studio 1 4 

ARC 1302 Design Studio 2 4 

ARC 2303 Design Studio 3 4 

ARC 2304 Design Studio 4 4 

ARC 1461 Materials and Methods of Design 3 

ARC 2580 Structures and Systems 3 

ARC 2701 History of Design from Antiquity to the 

Middle Ages 3 
ARC 2702 History of Design from the Renaissance 

to the XIX Century 3 

ARC 4058 Fundamentals of Digital Design 3 

Course requirements also include 38 credits of 
general education coursework. 

Courses are selected from the following categories: 
Verbal Communication (9) 

ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I 3 

ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II 3 

COM 3110 Business and Professional 

Communication 3 

Environmental Context (11) 

MAC 2147 Pre-Calculus Math 4 

PHY 2053 Physics without Calculus I 4 

EVR1017 The Global Environment and Society 3 

Cultural Context (9) 

HUM 3306 History of Ideas 3 

PHI 2103 Critical Thinking 3 

PHI 2600 Introduction to Ethics 3 



Creative Context (9) 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 3 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 3 

and one course selected from: 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 

ART 2500C Beginning Painting 3 

ART 2750C Beginning Ceramics 3 

Graduate Level Course Requirements (102) 

All accelerated MArch students must complete the 
following requirements or their equivalent. A minimum of 
102 semester hours are required to graduate: 



ARC 5329 Architectural Design 5 

ARC 5335 Architectural Design 6 

ARC 5340 Architectural Design 7 

ARC 5343 Architectural Design 8 

ARC 5361 Integrated Comprehensive Design 

ARC 5362 Architectural Design 9: Sustainable 

Practices 

ARC 6356 Architectural Design 10 

ARC 6970 Master's Project 

ARC 5744 History of Design from the XIX Century 

to Present 

ARC 5249 Introduction to Design Theories 

ARC 5205 Advanced Design Theories 

ARC 5554 Structural Design 

ARC 5555 Structural Design 2 

ARC 5467 Materials and Methods of Construction 

ARC 5176C Computer Practices in Design II 

ARC 5612 Environmental Systems in Architecture 

1 

ARC 5621 Environmental Systems in Architecture 

2 

ARC 5483 Integrated Building Systems 

ARC 691 Graduate Seminar 

ARC 6280 Professional Office Practice 

ARC 5XXX ARC Professional Electives 

SOA XXXX Open SOA Electives 

CARTA XXXX Open College Elective 



Certificate in the History and Theory of 
Architecture 

The Architecture Department offers a certificate in the 
history and theory of architecture to students currently 
enrolled in any of the school's programs at either the 
undergraduate or graduate level. In addition, motivated 
students in related areas of study throughout the university 
are permitted to pursue this certificate through written 
application to the Chair of the Architecture Department. 

The certificate involves course work in the history and 
theory of architecture. These courses examine the scope 
of ideas generated in the discipline in order to reveal and 
explain the production and reception of architecture. This 
certificate program focuses upon the historical and 
theoretical circumstances within the discipline and 
considers the discipline of architecture through its distinct 
modes of thought and production and in relation to other 
spheres of cultural production such as art, technology and 
politics. By treating architecture as a historical and 
ideological production as well as a material production, the 
course work in this certificate program explores the 
important cultural forces that have conditioned the 



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IND 4627/5628 Sustainable Interior Design Practices 3 

NOTE: The program is co-listed in the undergraduate 
program catalogs under both College of Engineering and 
Computing and College of Architecture and The Arts. 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

ARC-Architecture; HUM-Humanities 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

ARC 1001 Introduction to Design (3). A practical 
introduction to the professional, technical, and aesthetic 
aspects of architecture, interior design, landscape 
architecture, and environmental and urban systems. 

ARC 1131 Design Graphics I (2). An introduction to the 
development of graphic skills for the conception and 
communication of design ideas. Subject areas emphasize 
orthographic and presentation techniques. Corequisite: 
ARC 1301. (F) 

ARC 1132 Design Graphics II (2). A continuation of 
Design Graphics I with the exploration of broader graphic 
tools of conceptual representation. Subject areas 
emphasize computer graphics and multiple media. 
Prerequisite: ARC 1131. Corequisite: ARC 1302 (S) 

ARC 1171 Introduction to Computer Applications in 
Design 1 (3). A practical exploration to introductory 
computer applications appropriate to design disciplines. 

ARC 1172 Introduction to Computer Applications in 
Design 2 (3). A continuation of introduction to computer 
applications in Design 1 with a broader exploration of 
introductory computer applications appropriate to design 
disciplines. 

ARC 1190 Portfolio Design 1 (3). An introduction to 
creating, binding and reproducing graphic materials for 
presentation. 

ARC 1191 Portfolio Design 2 (3). The second course in 
Portfolio Design. Students will develop their own portfolios 
using a variety of techniques. Prerequisite: Portfolio 
Design 1. 

ARC 1213 Design Concepts 2 (3). A continuation of 
Design Concepts 1 with a broader exploration design 
principles, environmental and human factors, as well as 
the examination of design ideas. 

ARC 1244 Introduction to Design 2 (3). A continuation of 
Introduction to Design 1 with broader explorations of 
professional, technical, and aesthetic aspects of 
architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and 
urban systems. Prerequisite: ARC 1001. 

ARC 1301 Design Studio 1 (4). An introduction to 
concepts, fundamental design elements, and systems of 
order that inform two and three-dimensional design. 
Corequisite: ARC 2701. (F) 

ARC 1302 Design Studio 2 (4). A continuation of Design 
1 (ARC 1301). An introduction to principles of proportion 
and scale with an emphasis on the relationship between 
the body and three dimensional space. The design 



development and transformation of the discipline of 
architecture. 

Certificate Requirements 

The certificate requires 12 semester hours of course work 
in history and or theory. Courses must be selected from 
the following approved courses or by written petition to the 
Chair of the Architecture Department. 

Program Requirements 

ARC 2701 History of Design from Antiquity to the 

Middle Ages 
ARC 2702 History of Design from the Renaissance 

to the XIX Century 
ARC 3243 Introduction to Design Theories 

ARC 4030 Film and the Architecture of Modern Life 

ARC 4227 Gender and Architecture 

ARC 4730 Culture and Art in Italy 

ARC 4752 Architectural History of the Americas 

ARC 4754 Asian and African Architecture 

ARC 4755 Architecture of the City 

ARC 4783 History of Design from the XIX Century 

to Present 
ARC 4910 Research Methods 

ARC 4799 Architecture and Landscape 

Architecture of South Florida 
ARC 4905 Independent Study 

Professional Certificate in Sustainable 
Construction 

Yong X. Tao, Professor and Coordinator 

This interdisciplinary Professional Certificate provides both 
traditional students and practicing professionals with a 
unique learning experience that enhances their design and 
management capabilities in the emerging field of 
sustainable building design and construction. The program 
focuses on an integrated system approach to apply basic 
engineering science/architectural principles to practical 
applications through interdisciplinary teamwork. Interested 
applicants must contact the Program Coordinator prior to 
registering for the program. 

The Certificate will be awarded to a student who 
successfully demonstrates competency in: 

Four Core Courses 

EML 4460 Mechanical Engineering Systems and 

Energy Utilization 3 

BCN 4570 Sustainable Approach to Construction 3 

ARC 3937/5939 GreeN: Designing for Sustainability 3 

CGN4510 Sustainable Building Engineering 3 

One Interdisciplinary Design Course 
(registered under one of the following discipline courses) 

EML 4905 Senior Design Project 3 

BCN 4910 Senior Project 3 

ARC 41 14 Special Projects 3 

CGN 4802 Senior Design Project 3 

One Elective 

(choose one of the following courses) 

EML 491 1 Undergraduate Research Projects 3 

BCN 491 1 Special Projects 3 

CGN 491 1 Undergraduate Research Projects 3 

ARC362275^2'i Design Ecology and K-otmology 3 



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process is emphasized. Prerequisites: ARC 1131, ARC 
2701. Corequisite: ARC 2702. (S) 

ARC 1461 Materials and Methods of Design (3). An 

introduction to materials and methods. In this course 
properties of materials and performance in a variety of 
light building, interior and environmental assemblies are 
explored. (F) 

ARC 1930 Special Topics/ Architectural Design I (4). An 

introduction to the basic perceptual, social, cultural, 
environmental and technical issues of architectural design. 
Basic architectural design projects. 

ARC 2210 Design Concepts (3). Introduction to 
principles of design and perception, study of user's need 
for relationship with environmental and human factors. 
Examination of design ideas and their development. (S) 

ARC 2303 Design Studio 3 (4). A continuation of Design 
Studio 2. Site, social, cultural and environmental issues 
are the generator for design projects with repetitive spatial 
and programmatic issues. Prerequisites: ARC 1302, ARC 
1132, ARC 2702. Corequisites: ARC 1461, ARC 4058, 
ARC 4783. (F) 

ARC 2304 Design Studio 4 (4). A continuation of Design 
Studio 3. Structure, material, design details, human factors 
and interior architecture are explored for small scale infill 
urban buildings project. Prerequisites: ARC 4058, ARC 
4783. Corequisite: ARC 2580. (S) 

ARC 2580 Structures and Systems (3). Analysis of 
structural elements, fundamental principles of statics and 
strengths of materials, including basic concepts such as 
force, moment, rigid body equilibrium and structural 
properties of areas. 

ARC 2701 History of Design from Antiquity to the 
Middle Ages (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from antiquity to the Middle Ages, 
including Western and non-Western traditions critical 
reading and writing course. Written work meets state 
composition requirement of 6,000 written words. (F) 

ARC 2702 History of Design from the Renaissance to 
the XIX Century (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the Renaissance to the XIX 
century, including Western and non-Western traditions. 
Critical reading and writing course. (S) 

ARC 2931 Architectural Design 2 (4). Proportioning 
systems for architecture students stressing the 
understanding of human proportions in a three- 
dimensional space research on modulating techniques 
and integration of interior and exterior spaces. 
Prerequisite: ARC 1930. 

ARC 3031 Miami in Film (3). How the natural and built 
environment of South Florida is portrayed in films. 

ARC 3057 Computer Graphics in Design (3). An 

intensive hands-on introduction to software for processing 
text and graphics, as it relates to the field of graphic 
design. Various computer applications in design. 
Prerequisite: CGS 2060. 

ARC 3181 Digital Fabrication (3). This course considers 
digital design and fabrication methodologies and 
techniques in architecture with an emphasis upon the use 



of laser cutting, cnc milling and 3d printing. Prerequisite: 
ARC 4058. 

ARC 3182 Design and the Virtual Environment (3). 

Implementation of real-time, three-dimensional virtual 
reality technology into existing and proposed design 
works. 

ARC 3192 Design Presentation Graphics (3). 

Exploration of design presentation techniques and 
portfolio design through the use of digital photography, 
digital illustration, desk top publishing and web page. 

ARC 3220 Case Studies in Architecture (3). This course 
explores the vast array of decisions that create the 
architectural experience of outstanding built works. 

ARC 3243 Introduction to Design Theories (3). 

Introduction to the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in architecture and landscape 
architecture. Prerequisites: ARC 2701 and ARC 2702. (F) 

ARC 3310 Building Information Modeling (3). This 
course will familiarize students with numerous 
foundational concepts such as parametric modeling, 
assembly modeling, associativity generative and 
interactive drafting. 

ARC 3380 Architecture and the Performing Arts (3). 

This seminar will consider what architects might learn from 
the performing arts, particularly how stagecraft can inform 
design for social spaces in the city. 

ARC 3390 Urban Vertical Surface (3). The study of 
buildings' vertical surfaces will focus on analyzing the 
mechanisms of surfaces: wall section, the bay, frame, grid 
and their transformations. 

ARC 3463 Materials and Methods of Construction II 
(3). A study of the types of construction and materials 
used in building interiors. How materials are properly 
installed and inspected, including the use of special 
equipment, in accordance to drawings, specifications, 
codes, standards, and agencies' recommendations. 
Prerequisite: ARC 1461. (S) 

ARC 3485 Architectural Installations (3). During this 
course we will examine the traces of history of 
architectural fabrications and its relations to the visual arts, 
media, and technology. 

ARC 3622 Design Ecology and Technology (3). This 
course explores the environmental impact of design 
decisions, their philosophical underpinnings and the role 
played by technology. 

ARC 3741 Urban Architecture and the 20th Century 

(3). This course will examine debates on urban 
architecture surrounding the rise of Modernism in the 
1920s and will follow those lines of thought into current 
discussion of architectural design in cities. 

ARC 3775 Modern Architecture - Projects and 
Polemics (3). This seminar focuses on close readings of 
primary sources drawn from key works of architectural 
theory. The course also explores key historical text, 
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ARC 3797 Hotels: Miami and La Habana at Mid- 
Century (3). A study of mid-century modern hotels 
constructed in Miami/Miami Beach, Florida and La 
Habana, Cuba, just prior to the Cuban revolution. 

ARC 3905 Solar Decathalon (3). Research based course 
to develop the architectural and engineering concepts for 
the solar decathalon house. 

ARC 3919 Architectural Research Methods (3). Survey 
of research methods applicable to the study of the cultural, 
spatial, material and aesthetic implications of architecture. 
The emphasis of the course is on involvement in original 
research. (F) 

ARC 3932 Special Topics Design Studio (4). An 

architectural design studio based on a particular aspect of 
architectural design under the direction of appropriate 
faculty. 

ARC 3934 Special Topics (3). Coursework on a particular 
aspect of architecture under the direction of faculty in a 
classroom format. 

ARC 3937 GreeN: Designing for Sustainability (3). This 
course will review established and emerging principles of 
sustainable design/construction and test strategies for 
their implementation in design practice. Prerequisite: 
Upper division standing. 

ARC 4030 Film and the Architecture of Modern Life (3). 
Critical overview of social and spatial implications of film 
on architecture and design over the course of the 20th 
century. 

ARC 4058 Fundamentals of Digital Design (3). 

Introduction to two dimensional and three dimensional 
computer-aided design. Focus upon skill and knowledge 
creation through the analysis and representation of case- 
studies. (F.S.SS) 

ARC 4114 Special Projects (3). Will focus on the 
development of adequate drawing skills in relationship to 
the understanding of a building and a site through 
sketching, graphic analysis, measured drawings, 
rendering and presentation. The course consists of site 
visits and workshops. 

ARC 4173 3D Computer Modeling (3). This course will 
explore computer modeling in architecture. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. 

ARC 4174 Computer Rendering in Architecture (3). 
This course will explore three-dimensional rendering in 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

ARC 4183 Architecture and the Virtual Environment 
(3). Implementation of virtual reality technology in 
architectural representations of existing and proposed built 
environments for presentation and design research. 
Prerequisites: ARC 4173 and ARC 4174. 

ARC 4185 Interactive Media (3). Presentation of digital 
images through an interactive and animated interface 
online or offline, as well as exploration of ideologies of 
interactive media. 

ARC 4188 Visual Effects (3). Introduction of digital video 
and audio post-production techniques that add sound, text 



and visual effects to animations, as well as exploration of 
ideologies of digital animation. 

ARC 4227 Gender and Architecture (3). A theoretical, 
visual and professional exploration of women's and men's 
roles, identities, and histories in public and private built 
environments. 

ARC 4270C Professional Office Practice (3). 

Assignments in office administration, negotiation of 
contracts, fee structure, professional ethics, client and 
public relations. Business organization, procedure 
scheduling and task allocation within design professional 
practices. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (F) 

ARC 4320 Architectural Design 5 (4). Integration of 
structure and construction techniques in the production of 
a small to mid-sized public project that incorporates basic 
consideration of site, structure, materials and assembly 
systems. Prerequisites: Admission to the major, ARC 
2304, ARC 2580. 

ARC 4321 Architectural Design 6 (4). Focus upon 
architectural housing typologies and related issues of 
inhabitation. Spatial, structural and assembly systems and 
circulation issues specific to housing as well as context 
are presented. Prerequisites: Admission to the major, ARC 
4320, ARC 3243. Corequisite: ARC 3463. 

ARC 4322 Architectural Design 7 (4). A flexible 
framework for appropriate investigations of complex 
spatial, programmatic, contextual, constructional, or 
ethical involved in the architectural design process. 
Prerequisites: ARC 4321, ARC 4553. 

ARC 4323 Architectural Design 8 (4). A continuation of 
Design 7 with investigations of complex spatial, 
programmatic, contextual, constructional, or ethical issues 
involved in the architectural design process. Prerequisites: 
ARC 4321, ARC 4553. 

ARC 4553 Structural Design (4). Exploration of structural 
specifications as outlined by appropriate codes and 
manuals to introduce structural analysis, loadings and 
structural elements commonly encountered in construction 
for architectural analysis and design. Prerequisites: ARC 
2580 or BCN 2402, and PHY 2053, and MAC 2233 or 
MAC 1 1 14 or MAC 2147. (SS) 

ARC 4696 Basic Utilities and Housing (3). The study of 
the importance of basic utilities (such as roads, sewer and 
water supply systems) in housing planning and 
construction. A relative cost analysis. Health problems and 
sociological effects of lack of basic utilities. Innovative 
concepts to incorporate basic utilities to all housing 
projects in developing countries. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

ARC 4730 Culture and Art in Italy (3). Course describes 
the evolution of culture and aesthetics and their immediate 
relationship with the creation of these works. Consists of 
site visits and class lectures. 

ARC 4752 Architectural History of the Americas (3). 

Historical analysis of the development of built forms and 
styles in tropical and subtropical Americas. Investigating 
its socio-political and artistic context. Prerequisite: ARC 
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ARC 4754 Asian and African Architecture (3). This 
course is a comprehensive study of architectural forms, 
styles, and construction techniques in Asia and Africa. 
Prerequisites: ARC 4783, ARC 2702. 

ARC 4755 The Architecture of the City (3). To analyze 
the layering that composes urban form and to offer a basis 
of historical and theoretical information in order to take 
advantage of particular experience. Different periods of 
urban history are presented. 

ARC 4783 History of Design from the XIX Century to 
Present (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the XIX century to the present, 
including Western and non-Western traditions. Critical 
reading and writing course. (F) 

ARC 4796 Social History of the Built Form (3). The art 

of urbanism, its roots in society, its techniques and 
aesthetics. Latest trends and theories. Real urbanism, the 
appropriate contemporary process to achieve the recovery 
of place in our society. 

ARC 4799 The Architecture and Landscape 
Architecture of South Florida (3). Overview of the 
natural resources, cultural traditions and architectural 
precedents which have fomented the regionalist 
architecture and landscape architecture of South Florida. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

ARC 4905 Independent Study (1-5). Specialized 
individual studies under supervision of faculty advisor. 
Consent of faculty advisor required. Prerequisite: 
Departmental approval. (F,S,SS) 

ARC 4910 Research Methods (3). Survey of architectural 
research methods that use primary and secondary 
sources and materials to study historical and 
contemporary issues involved in the built environment. 
Prerequisite: ARC 2304. (F) 

ARC 4940 Architecture Internship (3). Advanced issues 
in architecture practice learned through work experience 
with licensed professionals. Prerequisites: ARC 4270, 
ARC 3463, ARC 4553. 

ARC 5035 Film and the Architecture of Modern Life (3). 

Critical overview of social and spatial implications of film 
on architecture and design over the course of the 20th 
century. 

ARC 5036 Miami in Film (3). How the natural and built 
environment of South Florida is portrayed in films. 

ARC 5037 Architecture and Video Media (3). This 
course will examine intersections between architecture 
and video media from critical historical and contemporary 
perspectives. 

ARC 5075 Formative Studio (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in architecture. (F) 

ARC 5076 Formative Studio 2 (6). A continuation of 
architectural design investigations begun in Formative 
Studio. Prerequisite: ARC 5075. (S) 

ARC 5077 Formative Studio 3 (6). An architectural 
design studio that builds upon concepts and approaches 



presented in Formative Studio and Formative Studio 2. 
Prerequisite: ARC 5076. 

ARC 5165 Graduate Digital Fabrication (3). This course 
considers digital design and fabrication methodologies and 
techniques in architecture with an emphasis upon the use 
of laser cutting, cnc milling and 3d printing at the graduate 
level. Prerequisite: ARC 4058. 

ARC 5175 Contemporary Digital Strategies (3). Study of 
advanced digital techniques as generative tools for design 
and representation. Focus on surface and spatial 
modeling and parametric relationships. Prerequisites: ARC 
4058, ARC 5176. 

ARC 5176C Computer Practices in Design II (3). 

Advanced study in concepts, issues and methods in 
computer-aided architectural design. Prerequisites: ARC 
4058 or equivalent. Corequisite: ARC 5362. 

ARC 5177 Topology and Performance (3). Exploration 
of the relationship between form and performance through 
the use of animation and scripting techniques. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

ARC 5184 Architecture and the Virtual Environment 
(3). Implementation of virtual reality technology in 
architectural representations of existing and proposed built 
environments for presentation and design research. 
Prerequisites: ARC 4173, ARC 4174. 

ARC 5186 Interactive Media (3). Presentation of digital 
images through an interactive and animated interface 
online or offline, as well as exploration of ideologies of 
interactive media. 

ARC 5189 Visual Effects (3). Introduction of digital video 
and audio post-production techniques that add sound, text 
and visual effects to animations, as well as exploration of 
ideologies of digital animation. 

ARC 5193 Design Presentation Graphics (3). 

Exploration of design presentation techniques and 
portfolio design through the use of digital photography, 
digital illustration, desk top publishing and web page. 

ARC 5205 Advanced Design Theories (3). This seminar 
analyzes Western and non-Western examples of critical 
ideology through the investigation of key historical 
moments and current architectural theory and practice. (S) 

ARC 5249 Introduction to Design Theories (3). 

Introduction to the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in architecture. Explorations 
of related spheres of cultural production will also be 
explored in lectures, readings, and student assignments. 
Corequisite: ARC 5075. 

ARC 5311 Building Information Modeling (3). This 
course will familiarize students with numerous 
foundational concepts such as parametric modeling, 
assembly modeling, associativity generative and 
interactive drafting. 

ARC 5329 Architectural Design 5 (6). Integration of 
structure and construction techniques in the production of 
a small to mid-sized public project that incorporates site 
considerations, materials and structure. Prerequisites: 
ARC 2304, ARC 2580 and admission to the major. (F) 



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ARC 5335 Architectural Design 6 (6). This studio 
focuses on housing and related components including the 
repetitive spatial and structural elements, circulation and 
contextual considerations. Prerequisite: ARC 3243, BCN 
4561. (S) 

ARC 5340 Architectural Design 7 (6). A flexible 
framework for appropriate investigations of complex 
spatial, programmatic, contextual, constructional and 
ethical issues involved in design projects. Course content 
varies with instructor. Prerequisites: ARC 4553, ARC 
3463. (F) 

ARC 5343 Architectural Design 8 (6). Architectural 
design explorations of site, building codes, community 
objectives will be undertaken through individual 
programming, process and design initiatives for a complex 
building project. (S) 

ARC 5361 Integrated Comprehensive Design (6). 

Exploration of arch systems; structural, environmental, life- 
safety, assembly and enclosure on building form, content 
and expression. Students will assess and integrate 
systems into the design process. Corequisite: ARC 5483. 
(F) 

ARC 5362 Architectural Design 9: Sustainable 
Practices (6). Architectural projects of medium scale. 
Exploration and application of sustainable practices 
emphasizing relation of site and environmental issues to 
architectural production and design methodology. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and ARC 5361. (S) 

ARC 5370 Urban Development 1 (3). Introduction to the 
planning and management of urban development projects. 

ARC 5371 Urban Development 2 (3). Advanced planning 
and management of urban development projects. 
Prerequisite: ARC 5370. 

ARC 5381 Architecture and the Performing Arts (3). 
This seminar will consider what architects might learn from 
the performing arts, particularly how stagecraft can inform 
design for social spaces in the city. 

ARC 5392 Urban Vertical Surface (3). Analysis of the 
mechanisms of surfaces: wall section, the bay, frame, grid, 
and their transformations. 

ARC 5396 Case Studies in Architecture (3). The course 
explores the vast array of decisions that create the 
architectural experience of outstanding built works. 

ARC 5467 Materials and Methods of Construction (3). 
Study of the types of construction and materials used in 
institutional, residential, and office building assemblies. 
How materials are installed and inspected, including the 
use of special equipment. Explorations of the theories and 
histories of construction will be explored. 

ARC 5483 Integrated Building Systems (3). Exploration 
of arch systems integration and specifications in design 
and construction processes; structural, environmental, life- 
safety, assembly and enclosure systems are included. 
Corequisite: ARC 5361. (F) 

ARC 5486 Architectural Installations (3). This course 
will examine the traces of history of architectural 
fabrications and its relations to the visual arts, media, and 
techno ogy 



ARC 5554 Structural Design (3). Exploration of structural 
specifications as outlined by appropriate codes and 
manuals to introduce structural analysis, loadings and 
structural elements commonly encountered in construction 
for architectural analysis and design. Explorations of 
related and causal ideologies will be covered. 
Prerequisite: ARC 5582. 

ARC 5555 Structural Design 2 (3). Continuation of 
analysis and design of structural systems. Focus upon 
reinforced concrete structures, foundation systems and an 
overview of indeterminate, tensile systems and tall 
buildings. Prerequisite: ARC 5554. 

ARC 5582 Structures and Systems 1 (3). Analysis of 
structural elements, fundamental principles of statics and 
strengths of materials, including basic concepts such as 
force, moment, rigid body equilibrium and structural 
properties of areas. Corequisite: ARC 5076. 

ARC 5612 Environmental Systems in Architecture 1 
(3). This course considers thermal, electrical, mechanical 
and conveyance systems and their integration in the 
architectural design process. Prerequisite: ARC 2304. 

ARC 5621 Environmental Systems in Architecture 2 

(3). This course considers the role of acoustic and 
luminous behaviors in architecture and the architectural 
design process. Topics including daylighting, artificial 
lighting, electrical systems and acoustics. Prerequisite: 
ARC 2304. 

ARC 5623 Design Ecology and Technology (3). This 
course explores the environmental impact of design 
decisions, their philosophical underpinnings and the role 
played by technology. 

ARC 5711 History of Design Antiquity to Middle-Ages 
(3). Survey of architectural, interior, and landscape design 
from antiquity to the middle ages, including Western and 
non-Western traditions. Explorations of related and causal 
ideologies will be covered in lectures, readings, and 
student assignments. Corequisite: ARC 5075. 

ARC 5733 History of Design Renaissance to XIX 

Century (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the Renaissance to the nineteenth 
century, including Western and non-Western traditions. 
Explorations of related and causal ideologies will be 
covered in lectures, readings, and student assignments. 
Corequisite: ARC 5076. 

ARC 5734 Culture and Art in Italy (3). Course describes 
the evolution of culture and aesthetics and their immediate 
relationship with the creation of these works. Consists of 
site visits and class lectures. Additional readings and 
project for graduate students. 

ARC 5744 History of Design from the XIX Century to 
Present (3). Survey of architectural, interior, and 
landscape design from the XIX century to the present, 
including Western and non-Western traditions. 
Explorations of related and causal ideologies will be 
covered in lecture. 

ARC 5745 Urban Architecture and the 20th Century 
(3). The course will examine debates on urban 
architecture surrounding the rise of Modernism in the 



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1920s and will follow those lines of thought into current 
discussions of architectural design in cities. 

ARC 5750 Architectural History of the Americas (3). 

Historical analysis of the development of built forms and 
styles in tropical and subtropical Americas, investigating 
its socio-political and artistic context. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. 

ARC 5756 The Architecture of the City (3). To analyze 
the layering that composes Rome's urban form and to 
offer a necessary basis of historical and theoretical 
information in order to take advantage of the Roman 
experience. Different periods of history of Rome are 
presented in lectures and site visits. Additional readings 
and projects. 

ARC 5770 Historiographic Methods in Architecture (3). 

Seminar course designed to introduce graduate students 
to historiographic methodologies in architecture through 
close readings of key texts. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

ARC 5776 Modern Architecture - Projects and 
Polemics (3). This seminar focuses on close readings of 
primary sources drawn from key works of architectural 
theory. The course also explores key historical text, 
architectural theory and criticism. Prerequisite: ARC 5744. 

ARC 5786 Urbanism: Social History of the Built Form 
(3). This course introduces students to historical analysis, 
theories, techniques and aesthetics as they relate to urban 
design. 

ARC 5798 Hotels: Miami and La Habana at Mid- 
Century (3). A research-based, in-depth study of mid- 
century modern hotels constructed in Miami/Miami Beach, 
Florida and La Habana, Cuba just prior to the Cuban 
revolution. 

ARC 5803 Preservation Architecture: Issues and 
Practices (3). This course explores issues and practices 
of architectural preservation as an integral concern of 
architecture. 

ARC 5905 Solar Decathalon (1). Research based course 
to develop the architectural and engineering concepts for 
the solar decathalon house. 

ARC 5933 Special Topics (1-6). Coursework on a 
particular aspect of architecture under the direction of 
faculty in a classroom format. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

ARC 5935 Special Topics (3). Coursework on a particular 
aspect of architecture under the direction of faculty in a 
classroom format. 

ARC 5936 Cejas Eminent Scholar Graduate Seminar 
(1-3). Seminar/workshop course taught by distinguished 
educators, scholars, and designers. Lectures, critical 
readings and discussions of thematic topics make up the 
course. 

ARC 5938 Special Topics Design Studio (6). An 

architectural design studio based on a particular aspect of 
architectural design and relevant ideologies under the 
direction of appropriate faculty. 



ARC 5939 GreeN: Designing for Sustainability (3). This 
course will review established and emerging principles of 
sustainable design/construction, and test strategies for 
their implementation in design practice. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

ARC 5943 Pedagogy Seminar (3). Seminar course 
designed to train graduate teaching assistants, who lead 
discussion sections and evaluate undergraduate student 
assignments in the accompanying undergraduate history 
survey course. 

HUM 3257 Ways of Seeing: Modern Perception in 
Literature and Architecture (3). Interdisciplinary elective 
on modern definition of perception in literature, 
architecture and the arts in the first half of the 20th 
century. 

HUM 5258 Ways of Seeing: Modern Perception in 
Literature and Architecture (3). Interdisciplinary elective 
on modern definition of perception in literature, 
architecture and the arts in the first half of the 20th 
century. 



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Art and Art History 

Juan Martinez, Professor and Chair 
Tori Arpad, Associate Professor 
Sharon (Pip) Brant, Associate Professor 
Ralph F. Buckley, Professor 
William Burke, Professor and Assistant Chair, 
Academic Programs 
Kathy Dambach, Professor 
Carol Damian, Professor 
Eduardo del Valle, Professor 
Mirta Gomez, Professor 
Daniel Guernsey, Associate Professor 
Clive King, Professor 
Jacek Kolasinski, Assistant Professor 
William Maguire. Professor 
Manuel Torres, Professor 
Mette Tommerup, Assistant Professor 
Barbara Watts, Associate Professor 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Equivalent Course(s) 

ARHX050' 



FIU Course(s) 
ARH 2050 
ARH 2051 
ART 1201C 
ART 1203C 

ART 2300C 
ART 2330C 



ARHX051 (3 ' 7) 

ARTX201 orARTXXXX 1 

ARTX202 or ARTX203 or 

ARTXXXX 2 

ARTX300 

ARTX301 or ARTX330 3 or 

ARTX205 4 or ARTX310 5 or 

ARTX305 6 

ARTXXXX 

ARTXXXX 



ART2XXX 
ART 2XXX 
'2D 

2 Design II, 3D 
Figure drawing 
' 'Color, color composition 
^Intermediate drawing 
6 Observational 

7 All courses except ARHX050 and ARHX051 require a "C" 
or higher. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org . See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Lower Division 
ARH 2050 
ARH 2051 
ART 1201C 
ART 1203C 
ART 2300C 
ART2330C 
ART 2XXX 
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Requirements 
Art History Survey I 
Art History Survey II 
2-D Design 
3-D Design 
Beginning Drawing 
Beginning Figure Drawing 
Studio Art Elective 
Studio Art Elective 



Total 24 

Remarks: Admission to the program requires completion 
of appropriate General Education Requirements, CORE, 
or UCC requirements, and the CLAS requirement. 

Upper Division Requirements 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 3 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 3 

ARH Elective (2) (Upper Division) 6 

Studio and Art History Electives 27 
(Maximum 12 credits in Art History) 

ART 3821 & 3822Visual Thinking I & II 6 

ART 4952C & 4953C Thesis I & II 6 

Electives outside of the Art Department 6-9 

Total 60 

Bachelor of Arts in Art 

The Bachelor of Arts in Art program is designed for 
students who do not wish to become professional artists, 
but who ultimately desire to teach at a primary or 
secondary level, or those students wishing to enter the art 
market other capacities, such as working at galleries or 
museums. The BA in Art would also be the primary degree 
for those wishing to pursue a Masters of Art in Art 
Education, Museum Studies, or Arts Administration. 

Degree Program Hours: Minimum 120 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Equivalent Course(s) 

ARHX050 b 

ARHX051 6 

ARTX201 

ARTX202 or ARTX203 1 or 

ARTX300 



FIU Course(s) 

ARH 2050 
ARH 2051 
ART 1 201 C 
ART1203C 
ART 2300C 
ART 2330C 



ARTX301 orARTX330'or 

ARTX205 3 orARTX310 4 or 

ARTX305 5 

ARTXXXX 

ARTXXXX 



ART 2XXX 

ART 2XXX 

'Design II, 3D 

2 Figure drawing 

3 Color, color composition 

4 Intermediate drawing 

5 Observational 

6 All courses except ARHX050 and ARHX051 require a "C" 

or higher. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Lower Division Requirements 

ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 3 

ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3 

ART 1 201 C 2-D Design 3 

ART1203C 3-D Design 3 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 



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ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 3 

Studio Art Elective 3 

Studio Art Elective 3 

Upper Division Requirements 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 3 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 3 

ART 3821 Visual Thinking I 3 

ART 3822 Visual Thinking II 3 

ART, PGY, ARH electives 24 
(Maximum 6 credits in Art History) 

Electives (upper division) 27 
9 credits must be taken outside of ART, PGY, or ARH 

Bachelor of Arts in Art History 

The Department of Art and Art History offers a BA in Art 
History that is designed to introduce methodologies and 
subjects of Art History from throughout the world. In 
addition to traditional European and American subjects 
from ancient to modern times, we offer a strong emphasis 
on Latin American art from Pre-Columbian to the present. 
The BA in Art History provides professional education as 
preparation for careers as art professionals and for further 
graduate study. The BA compliments our BFA degree 
program in art and provides significant interaction between 
artists and historians. 

Degree Program Hours: Minimum 120 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

ARH 2050 ARHX050 

ARH 2051 ARHX051 

ART 1201C ARTX201 1 or ARTX202 2 or 



ARTX203 3 or ARTX205 4 
ARTX300 5 or ARTX301 6 or 



ART 2300C 

ARTX310 7 
1 Basic design, Design I 
2 Design II, 3D, methods and concepts 
3 Design II, 3D, concepts & Practices 
"Color, color & composition, color design, color theory 
^Drawing I, drawing foundations 
s Drawing II 
7 lntermediate drawing 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org . See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Lower Division Requirements 

ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 3 

ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3 

ART 1 201 C 2-D Design 3 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 

Remarks: Admission to the program requires completion 
of appropriate General Education Requirements, CORE, 
or UCC requirements, and the CLAS requirement. 



Upper Division Requirements 

ARH 381 1 Seminar: Studies in the Methodology of 

Art 
ARH 4450 Modern Art 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 

ARH Core: 

One course from each of these areas: 
Renaissance/ Baroque 
19th Century 

Non-Western & Pre-Columbian 
Latin American 
ARH electives (5) 
ART electives 
ARH 4970 Art History Thesis' 



3 

3 

3 

3 

15 

3 

3 



'Students have the option of taking a comprehensive 
exam instead of completing ARH 4970. In place of the 3 
credits for ARH 4970, exam students will be required to 
take an additional ARH elective. The exam option, 
therefore, requires a total of 18 credits of ARH electives. 
Electives 18 

(At least 9 of these elective credits must be courses 
outside the Department of Art and Art History. Students 
are encouraged to take courses in the humanities that 
pertain to Art History) 

Minor in Art (18 credit hours) 

ARH Elective 3 

ART 2300C or ART 2330C 

Beginning Drawing/Beginning Figure Drawing 3 

ART Studio Electives (4) 12 

Total 18 

Note: A minimum of 9 credits must be at FIU, and a 
minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division (3000-4000 
level) 

Minor in Art History (18 credit hours) 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 3 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 3 

ART Studio Elective 3 

ARH Electives (3) 9 

Total 18 

Note: A minimum of 9 credits must be at FIU, and a 
minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division (3000-4000 
level) 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

ARH-Art History; ART-Art; PGY-Photography. 

ARH 2000 Exploring Art (3). Offers an introductory, non- 
chronological approach to the understanding and 
appreciation of art. 

ARH 2050 Art History Survey I (3). A broad survey of the 
visual arts and architecture from the Paleolithic Period 
through the Middle Ages. 

ARH 2051 Art History Survey II (3). A broad survey of 
the visual arts and architecture from the Renaissance 
through the Modern Age. 



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ARH 3210 Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3). The 

art of the Byzantine Empire from the early Christian period 
and the foundation of Constantinople to the Ottoman 
conquest and afterward (300-1500 A.D.). Prerequisites: 
ARH 2050 or permission of the instructor. 

ARH 3313 The Art of Renaissance Florence (3). Course 
to accompany student program in Florence will focus on 
all periods of Italian Renaissance Art with particular 
emphasis on Florentine Art. 

ARH 3350 Baroque Art (3). European art of the 17th and 
early 18th centuries. Artists to be considered include 
Bernini. Caravaggio. Velazquez. Vermeer, Rembrandt, 
Rubens. Poussin, La Tour, and Watteau. Prerequisite: 
ARH 2051. 

ARH 3511 Introduction to the Visual Arts of the 
African World (3). Examines the continuities between 
African arts and the arts of African Diaspora. It traces the 
visual arts from the earliest cave paintings in Africa to the 
latest Hip-Hop arts in the United States. 

ARH 3676 Caribbean Art: Myth and Reality (3). A 

survey of the contemporary art of the Caribbean with a 
brief Introduction to its early history and a discussion of its 
complex social structures from country to country. 

ARH 3714 History of Photography of Architecture (3). 

The history of photography from 1839 to now with strong 
emphasis on the photography of architecture. 

ARH 3811 Seminar: Studies in the Methodology of Art 
History (3). To introduce art history majors to the variety 
of methods scholars have adopted and developed for 
conveying their perspectives on art history, including 
aesthetics and art theory. Prerequisites: ARH 2050 and 
ARH 2051. 

ARH 3873C Women in Latin American Art (3). 

Introduces women in Latin American art from its Pre- 
Columbian beginnings through the twentieth century. 
Emphasis will be or, painting and sculpture of the twentieth 
century. 

ARH 3930 Special Topics in Art History (3). Rotating 
special topics in art history. May be repeated with change 
of content. Prerequisites: ARH 2050 and ARH 2051 or 
permission of the instructor. 

ARH 4014 History of Decorative Arts (3). A survey of 
the more important and influential periods in history in the 
production of ceramics, fabrics, glass, jewelry and 
silversmithing. 

ARH 4131 Greek Art (3). The art of Greece from the 
Bronze Age through the Classical Period. 

ARH 4151 Roman Art (3). The art of Ancient Rome from 
the early Iron Age through the late Roman Empire. 

ARH 4254 Late Gothic Art in Italy (3). Examines major 
monuments and artists of late medieval Italy. Artists 
considered include Giotto, Duccio, Simone Martinim, and 
Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Prerequisites: ARH 2050 or ARH 
2051 

ARH 4310 Early Italian Renaissance (3). A study of 

Italian Renaissance art from its origins in the late Gothic 

A through the 15th century. Artists to be considered 



include Giotto, Duccio, Masaccio, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, 
Donatello, Fra Angelico. Uccello, and Botticelli. 

ARH 4311 The Art of Venice: The Rise of a 

Mediterranean Superpower (3). Analysis of artistic 
aspects of Venice's growth to power. Emphasis on the 
Church of St. Mark and the Venetian masters. 

ARH 4312 Later Italian Renaissance (3). A study of the 
late 15th and 16th century Italian art, with emphasis on the 
High Renaissance and Mannerism. Artists to be 
considered include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, 
Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Giorgione, Titian, Pontormo, 
and Parmigianino. 

ARH 4413 Enlightenment and Romanticism (3). 

Examines the art of the European Enlightenment and 
Romantic movement from 1700 to 1848. Artists to be 
considered include Watteau, Greuze, David, Goya, Blake, 
Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, and Friedrich. Prerequisites: 
ARH 2051 or permission of the instructor. 

ARH 4414 19th Century Painting (3). A study of 
Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and 

Impressionism. Artists to be considered include David, 
Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Goya, Courbet, Manet, 
Degas, Monet, and Renoir. 

ARH 4430 Art and Politics (3). An investigation into the 
interrelationship between art and political issues, with 
emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. 

ARH 4433 Realism, Impressionism, and Post- 
Impressionism (3). Examines the widespread 
engagement with modern life in European art from 1848 to 
1900. Artists considered include Courbet, Manet, Monet, 
Renior, Degas, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, 
and Munch. Prerequisites: ARH 2051 or permission of the 
instructor. 

ARH 4450 Modern Art (3). A survey of European and 
American art from 1890-1945. Prerequisites: ARH 2051 or 
permission of the instructor. 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art (3). A survey of art from 
1945 to the present. Prerequisites: ARH 2051 or ARH 
4450 or permission of the instructor. 

ARH 4471 Post 1985 Art (3). Examines the changing 
roles of the arts within the current socio-political context of 
plurality, corporate sponsorship and mass 
communications. 

ARH 4503 Art and Shamanism (3). An overview of 
shamanic art and performance since its origins to the 
present day. It includes a survey of shamanic practices in 
Siberia, Central Asia, and the Americas. 

ARH 4504 Primitive Art (3). An introduction to the art of 
widely dissimilar groups from areas on the margin or 
beyond the cultural influences of Europe, the Near East, 
India, China, and Japan. Emphasis will be placed on 
African, Oceanic, and North American Indian Art. 

ARH 4512 African Diaspora Arts (3). A survey of the 
origins and transformation of African Diaspora arts, and 
their regional manifestations across the Americas. It 
considers the Harlem Renaissance, Hip Hop, and identity 
politics. 



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ARH 4520 African Arts (3). A study of the visual arts in 
Africa from the ancient world to the present. It focuses on 
the historical transformation and regional variability in art 
forms and their meanings on the Continent. 

ARH 4552 Art of China and Japan (3). An introduction to 
the art of China to the Ming Dynasty and of Japan through 
the 18th century. The emphasis will be on painting and 
sculpture, with some ceramics and architecture. 

ARH 4600 North American Indian Art (3). A survey of 
native North American art history with emphasis on the 
post-contact period. The arts of the far North, 
Northwestcoast, Southwest, Plains and the Eastern 
Woodlands. 

ARH 4610 American Art (3). A survey of American 
painting from the Colonial period to the eve of World War 
I. Artists to be studied include Copley, West, Cole, 
Whistler, Sargent, Homer, Henri, and Bellows. 

ARH 4650 Pre-Columbian Art (3). A survey of Pre- 
Columbian Art from approximately 2000BCE to 1500CE of 
Mesoamerica, Intermediate area from Honduras to 
Colombia and the Andes. 

ARH 4652 Pre-Columbian Art of the Andes (3). A 

survey of Andean Pre-Columbian art and architecture. 
Basic characteristics of technique, style and iconography 
inrelation to Andean socioeconomic and cultural patterns. 

ARH 4653 Mesoamerican Art History (3). A survey of 
Meso-American Pre-Columbian art and architecture from 
the Mexican and Mayan territories, 1500BCE to the 
Conquest. 

ARH 4662 The Art of Spain and Her Colonies (3). 

Explores art of Spain from 1492 through early 19th 
century, the encounter between Spain and the Americas 
after the Conquest, and the art of the colonies. 

ARH 4670 20th Century Latin American Art (3). The art 

of Central and South America and the Caribbean of the 
20th century. 

ARH 4672 A History of Cuban Art (3). A survey of the 
visual arts in Cuba (sculpture, painting, and prints) with 
emphasis on the 20th century. 

ARH 4710 History of Photography (3). A chronological 
examination of the work of the world's most significant 
photographers, from photography's invention in the 1830's 
to the present. 

ARH 4713 History of Photography Since 1945 (3). An 

examination of the most significant photographic works, 
critical concepts, and new trends which have arisen since 
WWII. Prerequisite: ARH 4710. 

ARH 4844 Spanish Art (3). Explores the art of Spain from 
1492 through the early 20th century. Includes painting, 
sculpture and architecture. 

ARH 4871 Women and Art (3). Women in the history of 
art; past, present and future. 

ARH 4905 Directed Studies (1-6). A group of students, 
with the approval of the art faculty, may select a master 
teacher of theory, research or criticism in selected areas 
as film, painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, art history, 



multi-media art, etc. Arrangements must be made at least 
a semester before course is offered. May be repeated. 

ARH 4910 Research (1-6). Art history, criticism, and 
theory in areas not covered by the present program and 
that the student wishes to study. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. May be repeated. 

ARH 4941 Internship (1-6). Students will work under 
supervision of the Art department. Permission number is 
required before registering, 60 hours per semester 
minimum. 

ARH 4970 Art History Thesis (3). Required for art history 
majors. Students will research a topic and prepare a 
serious quality paper. Prerequisite: ARH 3811. 

ARH 5325 Graduate Art in Renaissance Florence (3). 

For study in Florence. Course examines art of 
Renaissance from its beginnings in Florence with on-site 
classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5362 Baroque Art (3). Baroque art and architecture 
of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. Slide lectures 
and discussions, advanced research required. 

ARH 5440 Graduate Nineteenth Century Art (3). An 

advanced survey of 19th-century art in its social, political, 
and historical context. Includes French, English, Spanish 
artists. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5465 Modern Art (3). Offers a history of modern art 
from ca 1880 to 1940. It concentrates on the study of 
European and American avant-garde visual art 
movements with emphasis on their art in modern society. 
For graduate students. 

ARH 5482 Graduate Contemporary Art (3). Course 
examines the visual arts in Europe and the U.S. from the 
1960's to the present with focus on major art movements, 
artists, and artwork. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5663 Graduate Art of Spain and Her Colonies (3). 

Course explores art of Spain from 1492 through early 19th 
century, the encounter between Spain and the Americas 
after the Conquest, and the art of the colonies. For 
graduate students. 

ARH 5671 Seminar in 20th Century Latin American Art 
(3). This course will examine the art of the 20th century, in 
a seminar focusing on painting and sculpture in Europe 
and America from the end of the 19th century to the 
present day. For graduate students. 

ARH 5675 Graduate History of Cuban Art (3). A study of 
visual arts of Cuba in the 20th century, within historical, 
social, and cultural context. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

ARH 5677 Caribbean Art: Myth and Reality (3). A 

survey of the contemporary art of the Caribbean with a 
brief introduction to its early history and a discussion of its 
complex social structures from country to country. 

ARH 5715 History of Photography (3). A chronological 
examination of the work of the world's most significant 
photographers from photographic works and ideas from 
invention to the present. For graduate students. 

ARH 5716 History of Photography Since 1945 (3). An 

examination of the most significant photographic works, 



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critical concepts, and new trends which have arisen since 
WWII. Prerequisite: ARH 4710. For graduate students. 

ARH 5717 History of Photography of Architecture (3). 

The history of photography from 1839 to now with strong 
emphasis on the photography of architecture. 

ARH 5797 Museum Education (3). Course examines 
educational functions of a museum including interpretive 
principles and techniques, program design and community 
outreach. 

ARH 5805 Critical Studies in the Visual Arts (3). 

Introduction to the methods and concerns of recent art 
history. Discussion of students' work in context of the 
contemporary art world. Prerequisites: ARH 4450 and 
ARH 4470. For graduate students. 

ARH 5837 Exhibition Development (3). This course will 
examine the history, theory, and practical aspects of 
museum exhibitions, including exhibition planning, design, 
and interpretation. 

ARH 5845 Graduate Spanish Art (3). Explores the art of 
Spain from 1492 through the early 20th century. Painting, 
sculpture and architecture covered in slide lectures. 

ARH 5850 Introduction to Museum Studies: History 
and Philosophy of Museums (3). Introduces the wide 
range of topics and issues associated with different types 
of American museums. Museums are examined as 
cultural, political, and educational institutions. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

ARH 5851 Museum Ethics, Policies and Procedures 
(3). The legal, ethical status of museums and the 
obligation to the public regarding their governance, policy 
making and financial planning. Includes theoretical and 
practical discussions with attention to museums. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

ARH 5852 Museum Registration Methods (3). A course 
in museum registration is designed to provide museum 
studies students with competency in all areas of object 
care. registration and information management. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

ARH 5853 Visual Arts Marketing (3). Students seeking 
an advanced degree in studio art will be able to appraise 
and present a portfolio to an appropriate organization. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ARH 5855 Curatorial Methods and Practices (3). This 
course examines museum history and theory; exhibit 
planning, design, and interpretation. Emphasis on 
contemporary art practices with room for the discussion of 
other disciplines. 

ARH 5872 History of Women Artists (3). Surveys the 
history of women artists with some discussion of the 
history of images of women. For graduate students. 

ARH 5874C Women in Latin American Art (3). 
Introduces women in Latin American art from its Pre- 
Columbian beginnings through the twentieth century. 
Emphasis will be on painting and sculpture of the twentieth 
century 



ARH 5896 Seminar in the History and Criticism of Art 
(3). Examines particular periods or subject areas in the 
history of art. Course content varies from semester to 
semester, and with a change in theme, the course may be 
repeated. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

ARH 5897 Special Topics in Art History (3). Rotating 
special topics on the graduate level in art history. May be 
repeated with change of topic. Prerequisites: ARH 4450 
and ARH 4470. For graduate students. 

ARH 5907 Directed Studies (1-6). A group of students, 
with the approval of the art faculty may select a master 
teacher of theory, research or criticism in selected areas of 
film, painting, sculpture, architecture, crafts, art history, 
multi-media art, etc. Arrangements must be made at least 
a semester before course is offered. May be repeated. For 
graduate students. 

ARH 5913 Research (1-6). Art history, criticism, and 
theory in areas not covered by the present that the student 
wishes to study. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. For graduate students. 

ARH 5940 Internship Experience (3). Supervised work 
experience in approved institution. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. May be repeated. 

ART 1201C 2D Design (3). Studio course introducing the 
basic art elements such as line, value, and color to 
develop the students vocabulary and awareness of two 
dimensional potential in various media. 

ART 1203C 3D Design (3). Studio course introducing the 
basic elements inherent in three-dimensional works of art. 
Shape, mass, balance, proportion, and scale are elements 
which will be explored. 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing (3). An introduction to 
the fundamentals of drawing. The course equips the 
student with a variety of basic skills, approaches and 
concepts explored through a comprehensive range of 
media. 

ART 2301 C Drawing II (3). The course is designed for the 
student who has acquired basic drawing skills. It 
strengthens technical and conceptual skills while 
introducing more experimental approaches. Modes of 
personal expression are also developed. Prerequisite: 
ART 2300C. 

ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing (3). Drawing 
from model. Student will study gesture, movement, form, 
volume, light, and other varied media. 

ART 2400C Beginning Printmaking (3). Introduces the 
student to a number of processes. Explores primarily one 
of the following: etching, lithography or screen printing with 
excursions into relief collograph, monotype and color as 
appropriate. 

ART 2401 C Printmaking II (3). With a knowledge of basic 
intaglio and relief printing, the student will explore specific 
media such as etching, lithography, silk-screen and other 
experimental techniques. 

ART 2500C Beginning Painting (3). Introduction to 
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understanding of tools, materials, technique, perception 
and vocabulary of painting. 

ART 2701C Beginning Sculpture (3). Beginning 
sculpture students will be given assigned problems 
structured to study the forms in nature and the work of 
other sculptors. 

ART 2705C Beginning Figure Sculpture (3). Introduction 
to figure sculpture. Basic studio course involving the study 
and rendering of the human figure using clay as the 
primary medium. 

ART 2750C Beginning Ceramics (3). A beginning course 
for art and non-art majors that introduces the 
fundamentals of throwing and glaze applications. 

ART 3115C Low Temperature Ceramics (3). An in-depth 
study of low-temperature clays and glazes, and 
exploration of a variety of glazing and firing techniques, 
including lustres, residual salt, raku, white and red 
earthenware, etc. 

ART 3158C Small Scale Metal Fabrication and 
Castings (3). Introduction to the technical and conceptual 
understanding needed to cast and fabricate soft metals. 

ART 3331C Figure Drawing II (3). Exploration of the live 
human figure as it determines our understanding of 
subject, theme, composition and meaning. Prerequisite: 
ART 2330C. 

ART 3332C Figure Drawing III (3). Further exploration of 
the live human figure as it determines our understanding 
of subject, theme, composition and meaning. Prerequisite: 
ART 3331 C. 

ART 3402C Intermediate Printmaking (3). Exploration 
and expansion of experimental print processes as they 
relate to student's own imagery and acquired skills. 
Greater independence and personal direction. 

ART 3504C Painting II (3). Intermediate painting requiring 
refinement of technique and personal expression. 
Frequent critiques of student work. Prerequisite: ART 
2500C. 

ART 3521C Painting III (3). Intermediate painting 
requiring further refinement of technical skill and personal 
expression. Frequent critiques of student work. 
Prerequisite: ART 3504C. 

ART 3565C Fiber Based Painting (3). Introduces the 
technology of creating imagery on and with the use of 
clothing, thread, printmaking, ink, and photography. 

ART 3593C Collage/Assemblage (3). Addresses content 
development issues as well as formal design and technical 
problems concerning collage and assemblages. 

ART 3630C Introduction to Experimental Video Art (3). 

Introduction to basic practices of video media with 
emphasis on making video/audio work. 

ART 3637C Digital Media Foundation (3). A dynamic, 
inter-disciplinary approach to the creation of video art and 
interactive media work. 

ART 3638C Video Installation (3). Explores concepts, 
history, and methods for production of video artworks. 



ART 3681 C Introduction to Time Art (3). An introduction 
to the theory and practice of time based media. 

ART 3682C Intermediate New Media (3). Development 
of new media and electronic art skills for intermediate 
students with experience in digital media. Prerequisite: 
ART 3681 C. 

ART 3702C Sculpture II (3). Intermediate sculpture is 
structured for the student who has acquired basic skills 
and is ready to test their creative abilities through 
individualized projects. Prerequisite: ART 2701 C. 

ART 371 0C Sculpture III (3). This class is an extension of 
ART 3703. Students are expected to continue to develop 
and explore new ideas. Prerequisite: ART 3702C. 

ART 371 3C Figure Sculpture II (3). A basic sculpture 
class emphasizing anatomical study with 2 and 3 
dimensional rendering in clay, training the student to 
observe and accurately model the human figure. 
Prerequisites: ART 2705C or permission of the instructor. 

ART 3761 C Ceramics II (3). Intermediate ceramics is 
designed for the student who has acquired the 
fundamental skills taught in basic ceramics. Projects are 
designed to advance technical skills and aesthetic growth. 
Prerequisite: ART 2750C. 

ART 3763C Figure Sculpture III (3). Intermediate figure 
sculpture where students refine their two- and three 
dimensional renderings of the human figure. Prerequisites: 
ART 2701 C or ART 371 3C or the permission of the 
instructor. 

ART 3782C Ceramics III (3). Concentrates on the 
development of technical skills in relationship to personal 
vision, with a view towards a consistent body of work. 
Prerequisite: ART 3761C. 

ART 3789C World Ceramics (3). An introduction to clay 
through studio practice combined with the study of 
technical and aesthetic developments in ceramics with 
selected cultures and historical periods throughout the 
world. 

ART 3809 Performance Art (3). A workshop on the 
history and practice of performance art for the fine arts 
student. Focus on intersections with other visual arts 
media and social contexts. Not a course in dance, music 
or theater. 

ART 3821 Visual Thinking I (3). A beginning studio 
based course with a strong theoretical component where 
concepts are examined through a variety of approaches 
and media. For visual arts majors only. 

ART 3822 Visual Thinking II (3). An advanced studio 
based course with a strong theoretical component where 
concepts are examined through a variety of approaches 
and media. Prerequisite: ART 3821. 

ART 3830C Color Theory (3). This course is designed to 
familiarize the student with the theory and principles of 
color as it relates to the arts. Lecture, demonstration, and 
application through assigned projects will be included. 

ART 3837C Materials and Techniques (3). Instruction in 
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following will be included: color, pigments, ground, all 
major media, studio and equipment. 

ART 3843 Land Art/Earth Art and Coastal Environment 
(3). Explores the history and practice of Land Art. Artistic 
practice entails collaborative projects that utilize 
multidisciplinary approaches to address environmental 
issues and the public role of art. 

ART 3850 FIU in New York (3). A study of New York's art 

world and contemporary artists in New York City. 

ART 3930 Special Topics in Studio Art (3). Rotating 
special topics in studio art. May be repeated with change 
of content. 

ART 3949C Cooperative Education in Visual Arts (3). A 

student majoring in visual arts may spend several 
semesters fully employed in industry in a capacity relating 
to the major. Prerequisite: Permission of the chairperson. 

ART 4114C Ceramics (3). The advanced student will 
explore all aspects of expression in clay and glaze. 
Students will be expected to be mostly self-directed. 
Prerequisites: ART 3782C or permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. 

ART 4153C Jewelry and Metalwork IV (3). Advanced 
level work: enamel, raising, shell forming, granulation, 
niello, mokume, keumboo, reticulation, stone setting. 

ART 4154C Jewelry and Metalwork V (3). Advanced 
level work and advanced techniques: enamel, raising, 
shellforming, fold forming, granulation, niello, mokume, 
keumboo, reticulation, and stone setting. Prerequisite: 
ART4153C. 

ART 4156C Jewelry and Metalwork VI (3). Pre-thesis, 
indepth study in some area related to metal smithing. 
Projects may include work for a commission, exhibition or 
developing new techniques/design concepts. Participation 
in BFA show. Prerequisite: ART 3152C. 

ART 431 2C Drawing III (3). Students at this level should 
have a proficient level of practice and conceptual skills. 
These skills are consolidated and further developed. 
There is a strong emphasis on self-directed study. 
Prerequisite: ART 2301 C. 

ART 431 3C Drawing IV (3). Students are expected to 
possess an accomplished level of skill and a strong 
personal direction in order to focus on the development of 
a consistent body of personal work. 

ART 431 4C Drawing V (3). Advanced drawing toward 
coherent body of work. Prerequisite: ART 431 3C. 

ART 431 5C Drawing VI (3). Drawing has to be BFA 
exhibition quality. Individual is engaged in a mature 
cohesive body of work. Prerequisite: ART 431 4C. 

ART 4333C Figure Drawing IV (3). Students are 
expected to possess a developed level of skill in drawing 
the figure and a strong personal direction. Prerequisite: 
ART 3332C 

ART 4334C Figure Drawing V (3). Consolidation of the 
focus direction established in ART 4333C. Advanced 
drawing further developing technical and conceptual skills. 
Prerequisite ART 4333C. 



ART 4335C Figure Drawing VI (3). Work produced at the 
pre-BFA exhibition level. A strong cohesive body of figure 
drawings executed with a clear personal vision. 
Prerequisite: ART 4334C. 

ART 4403C Printmaking IV (3). Instructional emphasis 
will be toward individual solutions. Student expected to 
independently research technical problems. Prerequisite: 
ART 3402C. 

ART 4404C Printmaking V (3). Student must be showing 
independence in initiating and executing projects. Self 
motivation, energy and purpose should be the focus. 
Prerequisite: ART 4403C. 

ART 4405C Printmaking VI (3). Advanced student will 
produce BFA exhibition work. Prerequisite: ART 4404C. 

ART 4505C Painting IV (3). Advanced painting with 
expectation of highly skilled technique and carefully 
evolved concerns that might continue into subsequent 
semesters. Prerequisite: ART 352 1C. 

ART 4506C Painting V (3). Advanced painting toward 
coherent body of work. Prerequisite: ART 4505C. 

ART 4524C Painting VI (3). Advanced painting. BFA 
exhibition quality body of work expected at this level. 

ART 4532C Painting (3). An advanced course 
concentrating on conceptual clarity and the realization of 
stylistic development. Group, individual criticism will be 
emphasized. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 2500C 
or equivalent. Suggested prerequisites: ART 4505C and 
ART 4506C. 

ART 4566C Fiber Based Painting II (3). Covers fiber 
based techniques as applied to the context of 
contemporary art practices. Prerequisite: ART 3565C. 

ART 4618 Electronic Art (3). An introduction to electronic 
media for art students. Computer and video as tools for 
the art making process. Not a course in programming or 
commercial computer graphics. 

ART 4636C Advanced Experimental Video Art (3). 

Advanced aesthetic, conceptual, and technical aspects of 
visual electronic media. Prerequisite: ART 3630C. 

ART 4637 Independent Film Since 1960 (3). 

Examination of the structural and ideological attributes of 
narrative and documentary cinema, concentrating on 
alternatives to the studio system model. Viewing of 
selective history of independent film, and readings and 
discussions of theoretical texts. 

ART 4714C Figure Sculpture IV (3). Advanced figure 
sculpture. Students develop skills in representational 
structure and anatomy from model and model-making 
techniques. Prerequisites: ART 371 3C and ART 3763C or 
permission of the instructor. 

ART 471 5C Figure Sculpture V (3). Advanced figure 
sculpture continued. Student refines skills in 
representational structure and anatomy from model and 
mold-making techniques. Prerequisites: ART 3763C and 
ART 4714C or the permission of the instructor. 

ART 471 6C Figure Sculpture VI (3). Pre-thesis sculpture 
where students have refined their work to produce B.F.A. 

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ART 4732C Sculpture IV (3). First of a series of 
advanced classes which represent the beginning of a 
serious aesthetic commitment leading to a BFA degree. 
Prerequisite: ART 371 OC. 

ART 4734C Figure Sculpture (3). To develop skills in 
representational structure and anatomy from the model 
and learn mold-making techniques. May be repeated. 

ART 4738C Methods and Materials of Mold Making and 
Casting (3). Methods and materials of mold making and 
casting is a studio course designed to provide instruction 
and "hands-on" experience in the use of a wide range of 
art mold making and casting materials. 

ART 4741 C Sculpture V (3). This class is an extension of 
ART 4705 and should be used to further advance previous 
efforts with the intention of producing major finished 
works. Prerequisite: ART 4732C. 

ART 4742C Sculpture VI (3). The goal of this class is to 
bring fully developed ideas to a finished state in 
preparation for BFA thesis exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 
4741 C. 

ART 4766C Ceramics IV (3). Focuses on the 
development of a well produced, accomplished body of 
work that reflects the individual's ideas. Prerequisite: ART 
3782C. 

ART 4783C Ceramics V (3). Concentrates on a single 
ongoing project personally defined by the student and 
explored within the larger context of art history and 
contemporary society. Prerequisite: ART 4766C. 

ART 4785C Ceramics VI (3). Concentrates on further 
refinement of technical skills, development of a consistent 
and cohesive body of work and a clear articulation of 
artistic conception. Prerequisite: ART 4783C. 

ART 4842C Installation Art (3). This special topics 
course explores the genre of installation and site-specific 
art through history and in terms of its ongoing influence on 
contemporary visual culture. 

ART 4906C Directed Study (VAR). A group of students, 
with the approval of the art faculty, may select a master 
artist teacher and pursue a course of art study in selected 
areas such as graphic design, film, multi-media, 
environmental design, sound, etc. Arrangements must be 
made at least one semester before course is offered. 
Maybe repeated. 

ART 491 OC Research (1-6). Students may study or 
research an individual art project with an art faculty 
member. Complexity and amount of work will determine 
the number of credit hours granted. May be repeated. 

ART 4945 Art Gallery and Display (1-3). The study and 
participation of all aspects of gallery operations, from daily 
operation to special exhibitions and events. Permission of 
the Gallery Director. 

ART 4949C Cooperative Education in Visual Arts (3). 

See ART 3949C. 

ART 4952C Thesis I (3). The course will expose students 
to fundamental issues and ideas current in the field of art. 
An inquiry into the structure of art and its relationship to 
society, knowledge, and the self. Prerequisites: 15-18 



hours of studio major and permission of the instructor 
(portfolio review). 

ART 4953C Thesis II (3). Studio work in student's major 
area with major professor, resulting in a student exhibit. 
Arrangements with major professor one semester before 
graduation. Written thesis required. Prerequisites: Fall and 
Spring only and ART 4952C. 

ART 5135C Graduate Fibers (3). Graduate level studio 
course, explores issues of the fiber medium and its 
context in contemporary art practice. Prerequisite: Fiber 
Based Painting ART 5565C. 

ART 5159C Jewelry and Metals (3). Advanced jewelry & 
metalwork. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Permission of 
the instructor or ART 4156C. For graduate students. 

ART 5390C Drawing (3). Advanced drawing. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 431 5C, or equivalent, or 
permission of the instructor. For graduate students. 

ART 5391 C Figure Drawing (3). Advanced figure 
drawing. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4333C, or 
equivalent, or permission of the instructor. For graduate 
students. 

ART 5408C Printmaking (3). Advanced printmaking. May 
be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4404C, or equivalent or 
permission of the instructor. For graduate students. 

ART 5580C Painting (3). Advanced painting. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4524C or equivalent, or 
permission of the instructor. For graduate students. 

ART 5685C Advanced Time Art (3). Advanced course to 
refine students' skills in electronic and digital media 
production. Students are required to produce a 
multidisciplinary project. Prerequisite: ART 3681 C. For 
graduate students. May be repeated. 

ART 5740C Sculpture (3). Advanced sculpture. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4741 C or equivalent, or 
permission of the instructor. For graduate students. 

ART 5790C Ceramics (3). The graduate student will 
explore all aspects of expression in clay and glaze. 
Students will be expected to be mostly self-directed. 
Prerequisites: ART 4785C, or permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. For graduate students. 

ART 5792C Figure Sculpture (3). Advanced figure 
sculpture. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ART 4716C or 
permission of the instructor. For graduate students. 

ART 581 5C Graduate Seminar: Body and Art (3). 

Focuses on the relationship between the body, materials 
and space as used in art and exhibitions and examines 
the social conventions that order our understanding of 
these issues. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ART 5844C Installation Art (3). Explores the genre of 
installation art and site-specific art through history and 
provides a context for collaboration with the Wolfsonian 
Museum as both site and subject for art specific 
installation by students. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

ART 5855 Graduate FIU in New York (3). A study of New 
York's art world and contemporary artists in New York 
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ART 5907C Directed Study (VAR). A course of study in a 
selected area under the supervision of an appropriate 
faculty member. Mandatory for MFA students in semester 
of graduation. Advanced approval by faculty and graduate 
advisory required (3cr). May be repeated. 

ART 5910C Research (1-6). Graduate students may 
study or research an individual art project with an art 
faculty member. Complexity and amount of work will 
determine the number of credit hours granted. May be 
repeated. 

ART 5930C Special Topics in Studio Art (3). Rotating 
special topics in studio arts. May be repeated with change 
of content. For graduate students. 

ART 5938C Studio Art Pedagogy (1). Instruction in the 
principles and methods of teaching in the area of visual 
arts: specifically the application of these principles to the 
studio situation. Required for MFA students. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

ART 5939C Graduate Art Seminar I (3). Graduate 
students will locate and discuss their own work within the 
context of the contemporary art world. Also, issues and 
practical concerns for the professional artist will be 
addressed, such as dealing with galleries, grant writing 
and business procedures. Required for MFA students. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PGY 2110C Color Photography I (3). An introduction to 
color materials and processing. Frequent critiques of 
students' work. Prerequisites: PGY 441 2C or permission 
of the instructor. 

PGY 2401 C Photography I (3). Introduction to the 
practice of still photography. Includes dark room work and 
camera skills. Frequent critiques of student work. 

PGY 2800C Beginning Digital Photography (3). 
Introduction to the practice of documentary digital 
photography. Includes basic digital camera skills, imaging 
software, ink jet printing and critiques. 

PGY 3153C Color Photography II (3). Intermediate color 
photography requiring refinement of technique and 
personal vision. Frequent critiques. Prerequisite: PGY 
2110C. 

PGY 3410C Photography II (3). Intermediate 
photography requiring refinement of technical skills and 
personal vision. Frequent critiques. Prerequisite: PGY 
2401 C 

PGY 341 1C Photography III (3). Continuing development 
of skills and personal portfolio projects. Frequent critiques. 
Prerequisite: PGY 3410C. 

PGY 3822C Intermediate Digital Photography (3). 
Intermediate documentary digital photography, requiring 
refinement of technical skills and personal vision. Includes 
image enhancement, scanning, ink jet printing and 
critiques. Prerequisites: PGY 2800C or PGY 3410C or 
permission of the instructor. 

PGY 4113C Color Photography IV (3). Advanced color 
photography with portfolio and exhibition project for BFA 
exhibition. Prerequisite: PGY4154C. 



PGY 4154C Color Photography III (3). Advanced color 
photography with an expectation of highly skilled technical 
and carefully evolved concerns that may continue in 
subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: PGY 3153C. 

PGY 441 2C Photography IV (3). Advanced photography 
with the expectation of highly skilled technique and a 
carefully evolved project that might continue into 
subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: PGY 341 1C. 

PGY 441 3C Photography V Advanced (3). Advanced 
photography for project and portfolio continuation suitable 
for BFA exhibition. Prerequisite: PGY 441 2C. 

PGY 4440C Collaboration in Photography (3). An 

advanced photography course for majors and 
accomplished non-majors. Includes introduction to 
collaborative genres, slide/lectures, demonstrations, 
fieldwork and intensive critique of student's work. 
Prerequisites: PGY 341 0C and PGY 441 2C. 

PGY 4823C Advanced Digital Photography I (3). 

Advanced documentary digital photography with an 
expectation of highly skilled technical ability, evolved 
personal vision and aesthetic direction. Includes individual 
and group critiques. Prerequisites: PGY 3822C or 
permission of the instructor. 

PGY 5425C Photography (3). Advanced photography. 
May be repeated. Prerequisites: PGY 4113C, or 
equivalent, or permission of the instructor. For graduate 
students. 

PGY 5530C Color Photography (3). Advanced color 
photography. Prerequisites: PGY 4154C or permission of 
the instructor. For graduate students. 

PGY 5649C Advanced Digital Photography II (3). 

Advanced documentary digital photography, requiring 
highly evolved technical skill and aesthetic direction. May 
be repeated. For graduate students who have completed 
prerequisites. Prerequisites: PGY 4823C or permission of 
the instructor. 



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Communication Arts 

Joann Brown, Instructor and Chair 

Thomas Hagood, Associate Professor 

Ellen Karsh, Instructor 

Alisa Karten, Adjunct Professor 

Steve Luscher, Adjunct Professor 

Lilliam Poms, Adjunct Professor 

Brian Schriner, Instructor and Acting Dean, College of 

Architecture and The Arts 
Augusto Soledade, Assistant Professor 
Kathleen Watson, Instructor 
Kristopher Willis, Instructor and Debate Coach 
Mariam Willis, Instructor 

The Communication Arts Department is a center of 
excellence in teaching and service. The department 
currently serves over 1500 undergraduate students each 
semester in a variety of service course offerings in the 
areas of public speaking, business communication, 
intercultural communication, voice and diction, gender 
communication, and interpersonal communication. In 
addition to our diverse course offerings, the nationally 
recognized FIU Parliamentary Debate Team and FlU's 
Oral Presentation Lab are both housed within the 
department. 

The department's instructional mission is to provide all 
students a high quality educational experience through 
innovative teaching that promotes active learning, course 
work that addresses the needs, interests and backgrounds 
of our diverse student population, and extra-curricular 
activities that enable students to develop communication 
skills in applied settings. Students enrolled in our courses 
can expect to develop skills essential for leadership, 
career development, and for understanding and 
interpreting events. They will learn how to advocate and 
critically debate ideas in social and political settings, to 
appreciate diverse communication styles, to work 
productively in task oriented groups, and to engage in 
rewarding interpersonal relationships. 

Minor in Communication Studies 

The Communication Studies minor addresses the ways in 
which people communicate in relationships and in public 
discourse. Through theory and application, the minor 
includes the study of the ways in which such processes 
relate to cultural, gender and racial issues. The degree 
consists of 15 credits. At least 12 credits must be 
completed at Florida International University. A grade of 
'C or higher is required in all courses in the minor. 

Required courses for minor (15 credits) 



SPC 2608 Public Speaking 

SPC3210 Communication Theory 

SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication 

SPC 371 1 Gender and Communication 

COM 3461 Intercultural Communication 



Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

COM-Communication; ORI-Oral Interpretation; SPC- 
Speech Communication 

COM 3110 Business and Professional Communication 
(3). Identification of communication situations specific to 
business and the professions. Analysis of variables related 
to communication objectives and preparation of oral 
presentations and business correspondence. 

COM 3410 Cultural Communication Patterns of Asia 
(3). Increases cultural awareness by contrasting and 
comparing communication patterns between Asian and 
Western cultures. 

COM 3461 Intercultural/lnterracial Communication (3). 

How people communicate cross culturally, interculturally 
and intraculturally. 

COM 5108C Managerial Communication (3). A study of 
the communication competencies required for successful 
organizational leadership, including presentations, 
business writing, meeting management, and utilization of 
communication technologies. 

COM 541 5C Intercultural Communication (3). This 
course examines the role culture plays in communication 
by examining differences and similarities in 
communication behaviors between and among diverse 
cultures. 

ORI 3003 Intermediate Oral Interpretation (3). A 

continuation of the basic techniques of oral interpretation 
with emphasis on program development. Programs will 
include poetry, prose, and drama. Prerequisite: ORI 3000. 

ORI 3005 Basic Oral Interpretation (3). Development of 
the voice as an instrument for expressive interpretation of 
literature. 

SPC 2050 Voice and Diction (3). Effective voice 
production, articulation, acceptable pronunciation, accent 
reduction, intonation, rhythm and phrasing. 

SPC 2065 Communication for Business (3). A 

communication course that emphasizes oral 
communication skills necessary for the business and 
professional communities. Concentration on interviewing, 
public speaking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. 

SPC 2608 Public Speaking (3). Study of the principles of 
ethical and effective public speaking, with practice in the 
construction and delivery of original speeches before an 
audience. 

SPC 3210 Communication Theory (3). Comprehensive 
introduction to the study of human communication 
processes including verbal and nonverbal modalities. Key 
historical and contemporary definitions and concepts in 
communication theory are reviewed. 

SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication (3). 

Fundamental principles and terms of human 
communication study in the interpersonal context. 
Practical application of definitions, models, and 
communication rules and competence discussed with 
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SPC 3425C Small Group Communication (3). The study 
of group development, group roles, decision-making, 
leadership, power, and conflict management. 

SPC 3540 Persuasion (3). A study of attitude formation 
and change are explored to identify how individuals 
process and act on information. Social influence 
theories/techniques and their ethical implications are 
examined. 

SPC 3513 Argumentation and Debate (3). Lectures and 
activities concerned with audience-centered reasoning. 
Topics include: Nature of argument, analysis, reasoning, 
evidence, values, and building and refuting arguments. 
Prerequisites: SPC 2608 or permission of the instructor. 

SPC 3514 Argumentation and Debate II (3). Study of all 
styles of formal and informal debate. Emphasis on 
construction and use of the brief, debate strategy and 
delivery. Prerequisites: SPC 2608, SPC 3513 and 
permission of the instructor. 

SPC 3602 Advanced Public Speaking (3). Examines 
public speaking as a workplace activity and provides 
students with practical experience. Emphasis is placed on 
incorporating technology into the different types of 
speeches. Prerequisites: SPC 2608 or permission of the 
instructor. 

SPC 3711 Gender and Communication (3). Using text 
and films, this course examines the different styles of 
verbal and non-verbal communication of men and women 
in various settings. 

SPC 4445 Corporate Communication Theory and 
Leadership Dynamics (3). Emphasis on oral 
communication and leadership skills that are essential for 
the business community. 

Minor in Dance 15 credits 

The Minor in Dance is designed to meet the needs of 
liberal arts students who wish to pursue dance for the 
purpose of increasing creative development, artistic 
awareness, and intercultural understanding. 

Requirements for Minor 

Six credits in dance technique courses 

DAA 1100 Modern Dance Technique I 3 

DAA 1341 African Diaspora Dance I 3 

Six credits in dance theory courses 

DAN 2100 Introduction to Dance 3 

DAN 2140 Dance in Modern American Culture: 

1895-Present 3 

One three credit course in speech 

'/,'.' Intercultural Communication 3 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

DAA-Dance Activities; DAE-Dance Education; DAN-Dance 
Theory 

DAA 1100 Modern Dance Techniques I (3). 

Development of techniques and understanding of the art 

of contemporary dance includes theoretical component of 

os in dance science or history. May be repeated. 



DAA 1200 Ballet Techniques I (3). Development of 

techniques and understanding of ballet, includes 

theoretical component of studies in dance science or 
history. May be repeated. 

DAA 1341 African Diaspora Dance I (3). An introductory 
course in African and African diaspora dance techniques. 
Includes readings and discussions of historical and 
cultural contexts of the dance. May be repeated. 

DAA 1500 Jazz Dance Technique I (2). Development of 
the dance techniques and understanding of jazz dance. 
May be repeated. 

DAA 2104 Modern Dance Techniques II (3). A 

continuation of techniques in modern dance with emphasis 
on increased complexity, musicality and readings in dance 
history. May be repeated. Prerequisites: DAA 1100 or 
permission of the instructor. 

DAA 2204 Ballet Techniques II (3). Continuation of Ballet 
Techniques I with increasing complexity in technical 
presentations. Emphasis on execution of movement, 
musicality and readings in ballet history. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: DAA 1200 or permission of the instructor. 

DAA 2333 African Diaspora Dance II (3). A 

beginning/intermediate technique class in African and 
African diaspora influenced dance. Emphasis on 
increased complexity and musicality. Readings in African 
Dance and Culture. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

DAA 2350 Spanish Dance I (3). Explores the basics of 
theatre styles of Spanish dance. Readings and attendance 
at performance may be required. May be repeated. 

DAA 2504 Jazz Dance Techniques II (2). A continuation 
of Jazz I with emphasis on quickness and musicality when 
executing complex combinations of movements. May be 
repeated. 

DAA 2520 Tap (2). Designed for students interested in 
learning the skills and techniques of tap dancing. May be 
repeated. 

DAA 2610 Dance Composition I (3). Introduction course 
in dance composition. Improvisation, movement invention 
and basic choreographic forms are introduced and 
explored. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

DAA 2611 Dance Composition II (3). Choreographic 
devices are explored for movement invention and 
organized in choreographic forms. Solo and small group 
choreography emphasized. Prerequisites: DAA 2610 or 
permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3094 Dance Studio (2). An in-depth studio focus on 
specific dance genres to vary each semester. May be 
repeated. 

DAA 3108 Modern Dance Techniques III (3). A 

continuation of Modern Dance I and II with an emphasis 
on skills in movement style and phrasing necessary to 
perform modern dance repertory. Prerequisites: DAA 2104 
or permission of the instructor. May be repeated. 

DAA 3208 Ballet III (3). A continuation of Ballet I & II with 
an emphasis on developing strength & coordination in 
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quality of movement, musicality and performance style. 
Prerequisites: DAA 2204 or permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. 

DAA 3224 Pointe Techniques (1-2). Introduction of 
fundamentals for development of pointe techniques. May 
be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3344 African Diaspora Dance III (3). An 

intermediate level technique class in African and African 
Diaspora influenced dance techniques. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: DAA 2333 or permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3345 Caribbean Dance (3). Studio exploration of 
popular and traditional dance genres and rhythms of the 
Caribbean region. Includes discussions of historical and 
cultural context of the dances. May be repeated. 

DAA 3346 Haitian Dance (3). Explores through studio 
practice, discussion, and readings a variety of Haitian 
folkloric dance styles within their broader religious, 
historical, political, and cultural contexts. May be repeated. 

DAA 3347 West African Dance (3). A studio exploration 
of selected dance styles and rhythms attributed to the 
classical societies of Western Africa. Genres are 
discussed within broad cultural context. May be repeated. 

DAA 3354 Spanish Dance II (3). A continuation of 
Spanish Dance I stressing the development of musicality 
while working with rhythms associated with Spanish 
Dance. Readings and attendance at performances may be 
required. May be repeated. Prerequisites: DAA 2350 or 
permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3395 Cultural Dance Forms (3). An in-depth focus 
on specific cultural dance styles (Haitian, Afro-Cuban, etc.) 
to vary each semester. Studio course. May be repeated. 

DAA 3508 Jazz Dance Techniques III (2). A continuation 
of jazz dance techniques and skills with increased 
emphasis on developing complex dance combinations and 
full routines. May be repeated. 

DAA 3614 Dance Composition III (3). A further 
exploration of choreography for the group form. Students 
will be required to take a concept and complete a work for 
showing and critique. Prerequisites: DAA 2611 or 
permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3654 Dance Repertory (1). The study and practice 
of works in repertory. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

DAA 3655 Dance Repertory III (2). The continuation of 
study and practice of selected works of dance repertory. 
Prerequisite: Demonstration of competence is required. 
May be repeated. 

DAA 3684 Dance Practicum (1). Dance studio 
explorations on varied topics. May include repertory, 
improvisations and technical experiences. Permission of 
the instructor. May be repeated. 

DAA 4110 Modern Dance Techniques IV (3). Advanced 
modern dance techniques with the major focus on dance 
as an art form using the body as a medium of expression. 
Prerequisites: DAA 3108 or permission of the instructor. 
May be repeated. 



DAA 4210 Ballet Techniques IV (3). Further 
development of strength and form with emphasis placed 
on perfecting the execution of the classical ballet 
techniques. Prerequisites: DAA 3208 or permission of the 
instructor. May be repeated. 

DAA 4356 Spanish Dance III (3). A continuation of 
Spanish Dance II, stressing the development of musicality 
while working with rhythms associated with Spanish 
dance. Readings and attendance may be required. May 
be repeated. Prerequisite: DAA 3354. 

DAA 4615 Dance Composition IV (3). Students work on 
extended choreographic projects with an eye toward 
developing material for their senior project. Prerequisites: 
DAA 3614 or permission of the instructor. 

DAA 4656 Dance Repertory IV (2). The continuation of 
study and practice of selected works of dance repertory. 
Prerequisite: Demonstration of competence is required. 
May be repeated. 

DAA 4905 Directed Study (3-12). Individual study by 
students under the direction of a faculty member. Topics 
vary; they are usually selected on an individual basis. 

DAA 4930 Special Topics (3). Centers around topics of 
current interest to the field of dance. Topics vary from 
semester to semester. 

DAA 5348 Advanced African Diaspora Dance (3). 

Advanced African Diaspora Dance is a studio class, which 
offers an extensive experience in all elements of Afro- 
Brazilian dance through the exploration of traditional and 
contemporary dance forms. Prerequisites: DAA 1341 or 
DAA 2333 or permission of the instructor. 

DAE 3385 Building Community Through the Arts (3). 

Preparation for arts field experience in a variety of 
community settings. Students will gain an overall view of 
community-based art and curriculum design. 

DAE 4302C Teaching Dance - Arts (3). Practical 
experience in creating and teaching arts based dance for 
specific age and developmental groups. Prerequisites: 
DAN 3714 or permission of the instructor. 

DAN 1600 Music for Dance (3). Introductory course in 
relationships between dance and music. Musical forms, 
cultural influences and basic accompaniment practices will 
be covered. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

DAN 2100 Introduction to Dance (3). An overview of 
dance from a variety of cultural and traditional 
perspectives. Through film, lecture, and movement, this 
course explores the diverse ways in which we organize 
and interpret our life experience as human beings through 
dance. 

DAN 2140 Dance in Modern American Culture (3). 

Survey/lecture course that investigates dance as a cultural 
phenomenon in America; 1895-present. 

DAN 2160 Entry Seminar (1). An introductory course for 
those considering majoring in dance: an exploration of 
curricular requirements; courses; aesthetics; and other 
relevant topics. 

DAN 2500 Dance Production I (2). This course prepares 
dancers for all aspects of dance concert production 



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including lighting, costuming, props, set designs, budget 
management, and publicity. 

DAN 2580 Production Practicum I (1). Practical 
assignments in working on dance and theatre productions. 

DAN 2602 Sound and Accompaniment for Dance (3). 

An introductory course for sound and accompaniment for 
dance. Students learn basic accompaniment techniques 
and how to develop and create original sound scores. 
Prerequisites: DAN 1600 or permission of the instructor. 

DAN 3150 Contemporary Issues in Dance Aesthetics 
(3). Introduction to theoretical aspects of Dance as a form 
of art and discussion of contemporary dance, philosophy, 
and aesthetics. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

DAN 3394 Dance and Culture of Latin America and the 
Caribbean (3). Team-taught interdisciplinary course 
offered as a summer institute focusing on Latin America 
and the Caribbean. Lecture, panels, and studio classes. 

DAN 3504 Dance Production II (3). Continuation of 
theory and practice in elements of dance production. 

DAN 3584 Production Practicum II (1). Practical 
experience in dance production. 

DAN 3714 Dance Kinesiology (3). Concert dance is the 
referent model for studying and analyzing human 
movement. Anatomy, physiology and individual 
differences considered. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

DAN 3724 Anatomy for Dance (3). An overview of the 
anatomy and physiology of the body explaining how 
certain anatomical structures and physiological processes 
interact to execute movement in a safe and effective 
manner. 

DAN 3724L Anatomy for Dance Lab (1). 

DAN 4125 Contemporary Issues in Choreography (3). 
Explores the complex historic and current social, political 
and cultural issues that contemporary choreographers 
reference in the creation of new works. Prerequisite: DAA 
3614. 

DAN 4136 Global Perspectives in Dance and Culture I: 
Theory (3). Cross-cultural, comparative survey of historic 
and contemporary world dance. Varied topics are explored 
within a broad cultural context. Team-taught, 
interdisciplinary methodology. 

DAN 4137 Global Perspective in Dance and Culture II: 
Theory (3). Cross-cultural, comparative survey of historic 
and contemporary world dance. Exploration of varied 
historic and geographic regions of world culture. 

DAN 4180 Senior Dance Seminar (2). Capstone course 
in which senior students articulate and plan senior thesis 
project. Prerequisites: DAN 4137 or permission of the 
instructor. 

DAN 4396 Dance Ethnology (3). A special topics course 
which will study a specific dance culture from an historical, 
sociological and anthropological viewpoint. Topic will vary 
from semester to semester 



DAN 4905 Independent Study (3-12). Individual study by 
students under the direction of a faculty member. Topics 
vary; they are usually selected on an individual basis. 

DAN 4910 Research (1-5). Supervised individual 
investigation of special research projects. Credit will vary 
with the nature and scope of the project. May be repeated. 

DAN 4930 Special Topics (3-12). The course centers 
around topics of current interest or of special interest to 
students or instructors. Topics or focus may vary from 
semester to semester. 

DAN 4940 Field Experience (3). Practical application in 
varied community settings utilizing knowledge's acquired 
in the dance major. Students design an outreach 
community-based project. 

DAN 4970 Senior Thesis (1). Presentation of Senior 
Thesis project under the direction of faculty advisor. 
Prerequisite: DAN 4180. 

DAN 5388 Dance Ethnology (3). A special topics course 
which will study a specific dance culture from an historical, 
sociological and anthropological viewpoint. Topic will vary 
from semester to semester. 

DAN 5398 Latin American and Caribbean Dance and 
Culture (3). An intensive course offered through a 
Summer Institute focusing on Latin American and 
Caribbean dance and culture through seminars, 
performance techniques, and academic classes. 

DAN 5399 Latin American and Caribbean Dance and 
Culture II (3). An intensive course focusing on Latin 
American and Caribbean dance and culture through 
seminars, performance technique, and academic classes. 

DAN 5905 Independent Study (3-12). Individual study by 
students under the direction of a faculty member. Topics 
vary; they are usually selected on an individual basis. 



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Interior Design 

Janine King, Associate Professor and Chair 

Philip Abbott, Associate in Design 

Sarah Sherman, Visiting Assistant Professor 

Florida International University's Department of Interior 
Design is situated within two very compelling conditions: 
the diverse international community within South Florida 
and the rich interdisciplinary environment in the College of 
Architecture and The Arts. This unique context inspires 
our interpretation of the interior design profession as an 
occupation that exercises many types of knowledge and 
operates within complex social, cultural, technological, and 
artistic settings. 

Fill's Department of Interior Design provides students 
with a value added education that consists of small 
student-to-faculty ratios, studio facilities where students 
have their own workspace, study abroad options, and 
computer and fabrication labs offering advanced 
technology. The Department of Interior Design is an ideal 
setting where students are actively involved in learning 
and exploring the current and future roles of the interior 
design profession within a global society. More 
particularly, this context challenges our students to 
critically investigate the diverse roles of interior design, 
and inspires us to explore new avenues of thought and 
attitudes toward why and how we make human 
environments. 

The Accelerated Master of Interior Design (MID) 
program provides a seamless course of study leading from 
undergraduate freshman year to the conferral of the 
Professional Master of Interior Design degree. The 
Accelerated MID is comprised of 160 credit hours of 
integrated pre-graduate and graduate coursework. The 
degree consists of 73 credit hours of pre-graduate 
coursework taken over two years followed by 87 credits 
hours of graduate coursework. At the conclusion of 73 
credit hours of pre-graduate study, students move directly 
to graduate study. A transition from undergraduate to 
graduate standing occurs during the fourth year after 
completion of 120 credits. Students must be in good 
standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 
A Bachelor degree is not awarded at any point in the 
program. 

Admission Requirements 
Application Deadline: February 1 

Undergraduate students may apply for admission into the 
first year or the third year of the program. The department 
admits students once a year to begin their course work in 
the Summer of the Fall semester; therefore, it is 
recommended that interested applicants meet with a 
member of the college's Student Services and Advising 
Center during the Fall semester prior to the application 
deadline. Admission to the department is competitive and 
is not guaranteed. Admission will be offered based on 
space availability to those applicants judged by the 
Department Faculty Committee to have the greatest 
potential for successful completion of the program. 



First Year Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the University's admission 
requirements and submit a design portfolio - please refer 
to the Design Portfolio Requirements section. 

Third Year Transfer Student Admission 
Requirements 

Applicants for third year admission must meet the 
University's admission requirements and submit a design 
portfolio - please refer to the Design Portfolio 
Requirements section. Students who have completed an 
AA in interior design must meet the following 
requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; successful 
completion of the CLAS requirement; completed design 
studio courses 1 through 4 with a grade of 'C or better; 
and be judged by the Faculty Admissions Committee to 
have passed a competitive portfolio review. Only grades of 
'C or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) are accepted for 
transfer of applicable prerequisite and core courses from 
other institutions. No grade below a 'C will be accepted for 
graduation in required courses or required electives. 

Third Year Native Student Admission 
Requirements 

FIU undergraduate students who wish to change their 
major to Interior Design should check program 
requirements and be advised by the college's 
undergraduate advisors well in advance of application for 
admission. 

Design Portfolio Requirements 

As part of each department's admission review process, 
all students are required to submit a design portfolio 
demonstrating the candidate's creative abilities as well as 
their level of design. The design portfolio is evaluated 
based on a candidate's demonstrated sense of 
composition, attention to detail, graphic communication 
skills, expressive quality, and sense of space, accuracy, 
and observation. The design portfolio should be formatted 
on 8.5" x 11" sheets, bound or carefully packaged, with a 
maximum thickness of 3". Applicants may also include 11' 
x 17" sheets provided they are folded to 8.5" x 11". Design 
portfolios may include two-dimensional story boards (a 
sequence of still images that show a story), computer 
printouts, and photographs of small three-dimensional 
models/projects. The design portfolio cannot contain 
slides, videos, computer discs, or other formats that 
require electric power to view. 

First Year Design Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree. In addition, all candidates' design portfolios 
require three freehand drawings based on accurate 
observations: (1) a drawing of a stair or stairs, (2) a 
drawing of a bicycle or bicycles or a part of a bicycle or 
bicycles, and (3) a drawing of your own choice. These 
drawings may be in ink, pencil or charcoal. In addition to 
the three required freehand drawings, the first year design 
portfolio may contain reproductions of a two-or-three 
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Third Year Design Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree. The design portfolio should include no more than 
10 examples of your design work executed within the past 
two years. Examples include, but are not limited to, 
studies of buildings that demonstrate your analytical 
ability. Recent art and/or design projects that an applicant 
completed in collaboration with others are acceptable as 
long as the example contains an explanation of the 
applicant's role in the process. Portfolios may not contain 
samples of architectural or interior design construction 
documents either by hand or by computer. 

Student Work 

Student work submitted to the department in satisfaction 
of course or degree requirements becomes the physical 
property of the department. However, students retain all 
rights to the intellectual property of such work. This work 
may include papers, drawings, models, and other 
materials. The department assumes no responsibility for 
safeguarding such materials. At its discretion, the 
department may retain, return, or discard such materials. 
The department will not normally discard the materials of 
current students without giving them a chance to reclaim 
them. 

Students must petition the department in writing for any 
deviation from the established policies. 

Study Abroad 

Study abroad is an important component of the 
Department of Interior Design. Our study abroad center is 
located in Genoa, Italy. The Genoa center is ideally 
situated in the historic center of the city in a renovated 
former convent dating from the 13th century. During the 
semester abroad in Italy, students are afforded an 
opportunity to study those artistic, architectural, landscape 
and interior spaces and artifacts that have long been 
acknowledged for their exceptional and enduring value to 
Western design culture. 

Accelerated Master of Interior Design 
Degree Program Hours: 160 

The accelerated degree program consists of a two year 
pre-graduate foundation and a three year professional 
graduate program. The pre-graduate classes and studios 
focus on the interdisciplinary study of design, graphic 
communication, history/theory and technologies. The 
graduate curriculum focuses upon professional knowledge 
and skills required for an interior design career. 

Pre-Graduate Preparation 

Students should enroll in pre-graduate design courses the 
first semester they attend FIU or their progress through 
the curriculum will be prolonged. Seats in pre-graduate 
design courses are limited and cannot be guaranteed to all 
students. 

Undergraduates admitted with fewer than 36 semester 
hours must meet all of the Department of Interior Design 
pre-foundation requirements. 



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Pre-Graduate Level Course Requirements (73) 

ARC 1131 Design Graphics 1 2 

ARC 1132 Design Graphics 2 2 

ARC 1301 Design Studio 1 4 

ARC 1302 Design Studio 2 4 

ARC 2303 Design Studio 3 4 

ARC 2304 Design Studio 4 4 

ARC 1461 Materials and Methods of Design 3 

ARC 2580 Structures and Systems 3 

ARC 2701 History of Design from Antiquity to the 

Middle Ages 3 
ARC 2702 History of Design from the Renaissance 

to the XIX Century 3 

ARC 4058 Fundamentals of Digital Design 3 

Course requirements also include 38 credits 
general education coursework. 

Courses are selected from the following categories: 

Verbal Communication (9) 

ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I 

ENC 1 1 02 Writing and Rhetoric II 

COM 3110 Business and Professional 

Communication 

Environmental Context (11) 

MAC 2147 Pre-Calculus Math 

PHY 2053 Physics without Calculus I 

EVR 1017 The Global Environment and Society 

Cultural Context (9) 

HUM 3306 History of Ideas 

PHI 2103 Critical Thinking 

PHI 2600 Introduction to Ethics 

Creative Context (9) 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 

and one course selected from: 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 

ART 2500C Beginning Painting 

ART 2750C Beginning Ceramics 

Graduate 

IND 6255 
IND 5427 
IND 5486 
BCN4561 
IND 6256 
IND 5438 
IND 5508 
IND 5138 
IND 5625 
IND6257C 
IND 5485 
IND 5626 
IND 5325 



IND 6970 
IND 5628 
IND 6258C 
IND6616C 
IND 5475 
IND 5937 
IND 6639 
IND 6259C 



Level Course Requirements (87) 

Graduate Design 1 

Interior Design Technology 

Materials for Interiors 

Environmental Controls 1 

Graduate Design 2 

Lighting Design 

Professional Practice 

History of Modern Interiors (online) 

Design Theories 

Interior Design Graduate Studio 3 

Innovations in Building Technology 

Project Programming 

Color Theory and Application for the 

Built Environment 

Masters Project 

Sustainable Interior Design Practices 

Interior Design Graduate Studio 4 

Interior Design Theories (online) 

Computer Applications in Architecture 

Special Topics 

Research Methods 

Interior Design Graduate Studio 5 



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3 
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3 
3 
3 
6 
3 
3 
3 
3 
6 
3 
3 

3 
6 
3 
6 
6 
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3 
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Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

IND-lnterior Design 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

IND 1932 Special Topics/Interior Design I (4). An 

introduction to the basic perceptual, social, cultural, 
environmental and technical issues of interior design. 
Basic interior design projects. 

IND 2000 History of Interiors from Renaissance to 
1917 (3). An analysis of the history of architectural 
interiors, furniture and decorative arts from the 
Renaissance Period to the early 20th century. 

IND 3131 History of Modern Interior Design (3). 

Analysis of the 20th century architectural interiors, 
furniture and decorative arts from 1890-present. 
Prerequisites: ARC 2701, ARC 2702. 

IND 3215 Interior Design 5 (4). Analysis, programming 
and design of commercial facilities including hospitality 
and retail. Students research the functions, and 
requirements of the project, design the interior spaces, 
develop architectural details and work on the selection of 
furniture and finishes. Corequisites: IND 3451C, IND 
3423C. (F) 

IND 3216 Interior Design 6 (4). Consideration and 
application of design criteria with an emphasis on planning 
and design of interior for the work environment. Students 
develop programs, work on space planning, as well as 
furniture selection, illumination and selected architectural 
details. Prerequisites: IND 3215, IND 3480. Corequisites: 
ARC4270CorlND4501.(S) 

IND 3308 Visual Notation for Interior Design (3). 

Course will focus on technique, through exercise and 
assignments of varying degrees of complexity will explore 
and develop the range of skills necessary to develop 
confidence in drawing in interior design. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. 

IND 3451 C Interior Design Construction Drawing 1 (3). 

Development of Interior Design working drawings with 
emphasis on detailing and cabinetry. Prerequisites: ARC 
1461, ARC 2580. Corequisites: IND 3215, IND 3480. 

IND 3469 Computer Applications in Interior Design (3). 

Advanced application of computer tools used in interior 
design process and communication. Prerequisite: ARC 
4058. 

IND 3480 Sources, Materials, and Cost Estimating for 
Interiors (3). Sources and materials used by interior 
designers in the development of a design project. 
Materials available in the market for furniture finishes and 
equipment and its costs are analyzed. Prerequisites: ARC 
1461 and ARC 2580. Corequisites: IND 3215, IND 3451 C. 
(S) 

IND 351 1C Lighting Design (3). A fundamental course in 
lighting with emphasis on interaction with the design of an 
interior space. Prerequisites: IND 3215 or Architectural 
Design 5 (ARC 5329). 



IND 3930 Special Topics Design Studio (4). An interior 
design studio based on a particular aspect of interior 
design under the direction of appropriate faculty. 

IND 3936 Cejas Eminent Scholar Seminar (1-3). This is 
a seminar/workshop course taught by distinguished 
educators, scholars, and designers. Lectures, critical 
readings, and discussions of thematic topics make up the 
methodology of the course. 

IND 4225 Interior Design 7 (4). Analysis of the human 
condition in design. Topics include the behavioral and 
environmental sciences, ergonomics, and ecology and 
their impact on design. Prerequisite: IND 3216. 
Corequisite: IND 4943C. (F) 

IND 4226 Interior Design 8 (4). The final studio involves 
projects of increased scale and complexity. The studio 
emphasizes the diversity of aspects that integrate the 
design process from conceptual formulations and 
programming to the full development of the design thesis. 
Prerequisites: IND 4225 and IND 4943C. (S) 

IND 4311 Color Theory (3). Use of color in the built 
environment including principal color systems, methods of 
color harmony, effects of visual phenomena, and various 
psychological, cultural and historical implications. 
Prerequisites: ARC 1132, ARC 2304. 

IND 4441 C Furniture Design (4). Introduction to the 
human factors, concepts, function, materials and 
techniques of furniture design. Prerequisite: ARC 4058. 

IND 4455C Advanced Construction Documents (4). 

Advanced production of construction documents. Includes 
design of architectural details, material specification, 
integration of building systems, and application of life 
safety-accessibility issues. Prerequisites: IND 3451 C, IND 
3423C, IND 3216. 

IND 4501 Interior Design Practice (3). The student will 
be introduced to the specific skills necessary to succeed in 
the preparation of legal documents and specifications. 
Prerequisite: IND 3215. 

IND 4627 Sustainable Interior Design Practices (3). 

Students study and apply knowledge of the theoretical, 
practical, and professional issues involved in designing 
sustainable interior environments. Prerequisite: IND 3215. 

IND 4940 Interior Design Internship (3). Advanced 
issues in interior design practice learned through work 
experience with licensed professionals. Prerequisites: 
ARC 4270C or IND 4501, IND 3451C, IND 3480, IND 
351 1C. 

IND 4943C Programming (3). Preparation of program for 
the final interior design studio project. Instruction on 
methods of information gathering, analysis, and 
evaluation. Environment and behavior theories will be 
explored. Prerequisite: IND 3216. Corequisite: IND 4225. 
(F) 

IND 5137 History of Design from the Renaissance to 
XIX Century (3). Survey of the architectural, interior and 
landscape design from the Renaissance to the XIX 
century, including western and non-western traditions. 

IND 5138 History of Modern Interiors (3). An analysis of 
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decorative arts from the Neo-Classical period to the 
present time. 

IND 5164 History of 21st Century Furniture Design (3). 

Students will research and analyze the social, political, 
technical economic and theoretical forces that contribute 
to new movements in late 20th century and early 21st 
century furniture design. 

IND 5235 Formative Studio 1 (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in architecture. 

IND 5285 Design Foundations (3). The course is a 
rigorous introduction to design fundamentals. It builds a 
design language through lectures, practical exercises, 
exploring techniques, materials, skills, making and critical 
thinking. Prerequisite: Program approval. Corequisites: 
IND 5319 and IND 5475. 

IND 5319 Visual Notation for Interior Design (3). 

Course will develop drawing skills in multiple media, 
actively engaging in projects of drawing as a medium of 
investigation, documentation, memory, observation and 
presentation for interior design. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

IND 5325 Color Theory and Application for the Built 
Environment (3). Use of color in the built environment 
including principal color systems, methods of color 
harmony, effects of visual phenomena, and various 
psychological, cultural and historical implications. 

IND 5427 Interior Design Technology (3). Conceptual 
framework for design of building assemblies, 
understanding of construction technologies and properties 
of interior building materials. Construction drawings and 
specifications are produced. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

IND 5428 Materials and Methods (3). Research and 
analysis of building materials and methods. Properties of 
materials and performance in a variety of light building, 
interior and environmental assemblies are investigated. 

IND 5438 Lighting Design (3). Exploration of theories 
and applications of lighting design. Emphasis on studying 
research about interactions between light, people and 
articulation of interior space. 

IND 5445C Furniture Design (6). Providing a general 
overview of furniture design process, this design/build 
studio course teaches students about ergonomics, scale, 
space, structure and materiality related to furniture design. 

IND 5446 Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship 
in Furniture Design (3). Learn about industry standards 
and entrepreneurial strategies that successful designers 
and furniture companies use when bringing new designs 
to different markets 

IND 5447C Advanced Furniture Design (6). Research, 
analyze and design furniture using wood, metals and 
plastics. Instruction will include advanced technical skills 
and emphasis on qualitative and conceptual aspects of 
design. 

IND 5475 Computer Applications in Architecture (3). 

Study of computer software packages applicable to the 

environment, with particular emphasis 



on CAD software, graphics packages and desktop 
publishing. 

IND 5485 Innovations in Building Technology (3). 

Experimental approach to new materials and methods 
applicable to the field of construction. Field and laboratory 
exercises in the evaluation of technical support 
assemblies for buildings. Prerequisite: IND 5427. 
Corequisite: IND 6255. 

IND 5486 Materials for Interiors (3). Analysis and 
research of critical issues affecting selection and 
application of interior finish materials. 

IND 5508 Professional Practice (3). Advanced study of 
office administration, contract negotiation, fee structure, 
professional ethics, client and public relations. 
Investigations and analysis of business organizations and 
project management. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 5615 Building Systems for Interior Designers (3). 

Study of building environmental systems and building 
performance issues that impact the design of building 
interiors and affect the health, safety, welfare, and 
performance of building occupants. Prerequisite: IND 
6255. 

IND 5625 Design Theories (3). Overview of the 
environmental parameters, morphological concepts and 
ideological principles that generate form and meaning in 
interior design, architecture, and landscape architecture. 

IND 5626 Project Programming (3). This seminar 
analyzes Western and non-Western examples of critical 
ideology through the investigation of key historical 
moments and current architectural theory and practice. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 5628 Sustainable Interior Design Practices (3). 

Analysis and application of theoretical, practical, and 
professional issues involved in designing sustainable 
interior environments. Prerequisite: IND 3215. 

IND 5629 Advanced Digital Design for Interior Design 
(3). Students learn advanced techniques in digital design 
through using 3 dimensional modeling and rendering 
software within the design process. 

IND 5645 Structures and Systems 1 (3). Study of 
physical science for structural design problems and for 
ecological systems. Review analyze and evaluate 
structural systems and building environmental systems. 

IND 5937 Special Topics (3). Examination of the 
conceptual framework supporting the theory, and research 
applications in specialized area of interior design. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

IND 5938 Cejas Eminent Scholar Seminar (1-3). This is 
a seminar/workshop course taught by distinguished 
educators, scholars, and designers. Lectures, critical 
readings, and discussions of thematic topics make up the 
methodology of the course. 



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Landscape Architecture 

Marta Canaves, Associate in Design and Chair 
Juan Antonio Bueno, Professor 
Gianno Feoli, Adjunct Professor 
Ebru Ozer, Assistant Professor 
Roberto Rovira, Assistant Professor 

The Landscape Architecture Department focuses on the 
development of the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities 
appropriate to the practice of landscape architecture, with 
a special emphasis on tropical and sub-tropical 
landscapes. Our goal is to educate individuals who can 
serve and lead the community in the enhancement of the 
quality of life through the aesthetic, meaningful, and 
sustainable design of the physical environment. 

For students seeking to begin their professional design 
studies as undergraduates, the Landscape Architecture 
Department offers the Accelerated Master of Landscape 
Architecture (MLA). The Accelerated Master of 
Landscape Architecture (MLA) program provides a 
seamless course of study leading from undergraduate 
freshman year to the conferral of the Professional Master 
of Landscape Architecture degree. The Accelerated MLA 
is comprised of 155 credit hours of integrated pre- 
graduate and graduate coursework. The degree consists 
of 71 credit hours of pre-graduate coursework taken over 
two years followed by 84 credit hours of graduate 
coursework. At the conclusion of 71 credit hours of pre- 
graduate study, students move directly to graduate study. 
A transition from undergraduate to graduate standing 
occurs at the end of the fourth year Spring semester after 
completion of 120 credits. Students must be in good 
standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 
A Bachelor degree is not awarded at any point in the 
program. 

The department maintains close ties with the 
architecture, and interior design departments in the 
college, and with landscape architecture professionals. 
Professional advisory boards regularly review the 
curriculum to maintain program relevance. 

Students applying to the Landscape Architecture 
Department should plan for the financial aspects of a 
design education. This includes the costs of computers, 
software, travel and field trips, tools and equipment, and 
modeling supplies. Students must also have continuing 
access to a laptop computer through purchase, lease or 
other arrangements. For further information contact the 
CARTA Student Services & Advising Center. 

Admission Requirements 
Application Deadline: February 1 

The department admits students once a year to begin their 
course work in the fall semester; therefore, it is 
recommended that interested applicants meet with a 
member of the college's Student Services and Advising 
Center during the Fall semester prior to the application 
deadline. Admission to the department is competitive and 
is not guaranteed. Admission will be offered based on 
space availability to those applicants judged by the 
Department Faculty Committee to have the greatest 
potential for successful completion of the program. 



The department offers professional degrees in 
Landscape Architecture. The curriculum is composed of 
two years of foundational, undergraduate coursework 
followed by three (or four) years of focused graduate 
course work leading to the professional accredited Master 
of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. The department 
does not award the pre-professional bachelors degree. 

Undergraduate students may apply for admission into 
the first year or the third year of the program. Students of 
the program are considered undergraduate students until 
they have accumulated 120 credit hours; therefore, 
freshman and transfer applicants must apply to both FlU's 
Undergraduate Admissions Office and to the appropriate 
department. Students accepted for admission in the first 
year or the third year of the department's program, and 
who are in good academic standing after having 
completed 120 credit hours, are automatically converted to 
graduate student status. 

Undergraduate Admissions 

http://admissions.fiu.edu 

Department of Landscape Architecture 

http://soa.fiu.edu/land architecture.htm 

First Year Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the University's admission 
requirements and submit a design portfolio - please refer 
to the Design Portfolio Requirements section. 

Third Year Transfer Student Admission 
Requirements 

Applicants for third year admission must meet the 
University's admission requirements and submit a design 
portfolio - please refer to the Design Portfolio 
Requirements section. Students who have completed an 
AA in architectural studies must meet the following 
requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; successful 
completion of the CLAS requirement; completed design 
studio courses 1 through 4 with a grade of 'C or better; 
and be judged by the Faculty Admissions Committee to 
have passed a competitive portfolio review. Only grades of 
'C or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) are accepted for 
transfer of applicable prerequisite and core courses from 
other institutions. No grade below a 'C will be accepted for 
graduation in required courses or required electives. 

Third Year Native Student Admission 
Requirements 

FIU undergraduate students who wish to change their 
major to landscape architecture should check program 
requirements and be advised by the college's 
undergraduate advisors well in advance of application for 
admission. Departmental approval is required. 

Design Portfolio Requirements 

As part of the department's admission review process, all 
students are required to submit a design portfolio 
demonstrating the candidate's creative aptitudes as well 
as their level of design. The design portfolio is evaluated 
based on a candidate's demonstrated sense of 
composition, attention to detail, graphic communication 
skills, expressive quality, and sense of space, accuracy, 
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on 8.5" x 11" sheets, bound or carefully packaged, with a 
maximum thickness of 3". Applicants may also include 11' 
x 17" sheets provided they are folded to 8.5" x 11". Design 
portfolios may include two-dimensional story boards (a 
sequence of still images that show a story), computer 
printouts, and photographs of small three-dimensional 
models/projects. The design portfolio cannot contain 
slides, videos, computer discs, or other formats that 
require electric power to view. 

First Year Design Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree in landscape architecture. In addition, all 
candidates' design portfolios require three freehand 
drawings based on accurate observations: (1) a drawing of 
a stair or stairs, (2) a drawing of a bicycle or bicycles or a 
part of a bicycle or bicycles, and (3) a drawing of your own 
choice. These drawings may be in ink, pencil or charcoal. 
In addition to the three required freehand drawings, the 
first year design portfolio may contain reproductions of a 
two-or-three dimensional work. 

Third Year Design Portfolio Requirements 

All candidates' design portfolios must include a one-page 
(maximum) statement outlining your intentions, 
aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional 
degree in landscape architecture. The design portfolio 
should include no more than 10 examples of your design 
work executed within the past two years. Examples 
include, but are not limited to, studies of buildings that 
demonstrate your analytical ability. Recent art and/or 
design projects that the applicant completed in 
collaboration with others are acceptable as long as the 
example contains an explanation of the applicant's role in 
the process. Portfolios may not contain samples of 
architectural or interior design construction documents 
either by hand or by computer. 

Ownership of Student Work 

Student work submitted to the department in satisfaction 
of course or degree requirements becomes the physical 
property of the department. However, students retain all 
rights to the intellectual property of such work. This work 
may include papers, drawings, models, and other 
materials. The Landscape Architecture Department 
assumes no responsibility for safeguarding such materials. 
At its discretion, the department may retain, return, or 
discard such materials. The department will not normally 
discard the materials of current students without giving 
them a chance to reclaim them. 

Students must petition the department in writing for any 
deviation from the established policies. 

Study Abroad 

Study abroad is an important component of the degree 
program. Our study abroad center is located in Genoa, 
Italy. The Genoa center is ideally situated in the historic 
center of the city in a renovated former convent dating 
from the 13th century. During the semester abroad option 
in Italy, students are afforded an opportunity to study 
those artistic, architectural, landscape and interior spaces 



and artifacts that have long been acknowledged for their 
exceptional and enduring value to Western design culture. 
Other travel options may be available. Departmental 
approval required for participation. 

Accelerated Master of Landscape 
Architecture 

Degree Program Hours: 155 

The accelerated Master of Landscape Architecture 
program provides a seamless course of study leading from 
undergraduate freshman year to the conferral of the 
Professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree 
(MLA). The Accelerated MLA is comprised of 155 credit 
hours of integrated pre-graduate and graduate 
coursework. The degree consists of 71 credit hours of pre- 
graduate coursework taken over two years followed by 84 
credit hours of graduate coursework. At the conclusion of 
71 credit hours of pre-graduate study, students in good 
standing with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA move 
directly to graduate study. A transition to the Graduate 
school occurs at the completion of 120 credits hours of the 
required curriculum. Students must be in good standing 
with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. No Bachelor degree 
is awarded in the accelerated MLA degree path. 

The degree program emphasizes integrative learning 
shared with the architecture and interior design programs 
at the pre-graduate level through a 2-year foundational 
curriculum. 

Graduates from the accelerated degree program have 
exceptional preparation for professional practice, and are 
superbly prepared for leadership within the profession. 

It is the goal of the accelerated MLA track to educate 
individuals to serve and lead the community in the 
enhancement of the quality of life through the aesthetic, 
meaningful, and sustainable design of the physical 
environment. The program aims at developing critical 
thinking skills and provides specialized value-added 
education to produce graduates that are skilled, articulate 
and committed to advance the profession of landscape 
architecture. 

Pre-Graduate Preparation 

Students should enroll in Lower Division design courses 
the first semester they attend FIU or their progress 
through the curriculum will be delayed. Seats for the Pre- 
Graduate course of study are limited and cannot be 
guaranteed to all students. 

Progression Requirements 

No grade below a 'C will be accepted for graduation in 
required courses or required electives. 

Students must have a cumulative grade point average 
of 3.0 or higher at the conclusion of 120 credit hours to 
continue in the program. 

Pre-Graduate Level Course Requirements (71) 

ARC 1131 Design Graphics 1 2 

ARC 1132 Design Graphics 2 2 

ARC 1301 Design Studio 1 4 

ARC 1302 Design Studio 2 4 

ARC 2303 Design Studio 3 4 

ARC 2304 Design Studio 4 4 



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ARC 1461 Materials and Methods of Design 3 

ARC 2580 Structures and Systems 3 
ARC 2701 History of Design from Antiquity to the 

Middle Ages 3 
ARC 2702 History of Design from the Renaissance 

to the XIX Century 3 

ARC 4058 Fundamentals of Digital Design 3 

Course requirements also include 36 credits of 
general education coursework. 

Courses are selected from the following categories: 

Verbal Communication (9) 

ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I 3 

ENC1102 Writing and Rhetoric II 3 

COM 3110 Business and Professional 

Communication 3 

Environmental Context (9) 

MAC 1114 Trigonometry 3 

PHY 2023 Survey of General Physics 3 

EVR1017 The Global Environment and Society 3 

Cultural Context (9) 

HUM 3306 History of Ideas 3 

PHI 2103 Critical Thinking 3 

PHI 2600 Introduction to Ethics 3 

Creative Context (9) 

ARH 4450 Modern Art 3 

ARH 4470 Contemporary Art 3 

and one course selected from: 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 

ART 2500C Beginning Painting 3 

ART 2750C Beginning Ceramics 3 

Graduate Level Course Requirements (84) 

All accelerated MLA students must complete the following 
requirements or their equivalent. A minimum of 84 
semester hours is required to graduate: 



LAA 6970 
LAA6215 

Directed Electives 



Master's Project 

Professional Practice in Landscape 

Architecture 



LAA 5653 


Landscape Architecture Graduate 






Design 1 


6 


LAA 6654 


Landscape Architecture Graduate 






Design 2 


6 


LAA 6655 


Landscape Architecture Graduate 






Design 3 


6 


LAA 6656 


Landscape Architecture Graduate 






Design 4 


6 


LAA 6363 


Landscape Architecture Graduate 






Design 5 


6 


LAA 5716 


History of Landscape Architecture 


3 


LAA 5374 


Computer Practices in Landscape 






Architecture II 


3 


LAA 5541 


South Florida Landscapes 


3 


LAA 5381 


Computer Practices in Landscape 






Architecture III 


3 


LAA 6382 


Analysis Methods 


3 


LAA 6521 


Tropical Landscapes 


3 


LAA 5422 


Landscape Development 


3 


LAA 5425 


Landscape Documentation 


3 


LAA 5235 


Theory of Landscape Architecture 
OR 


3 


LAA 5940 


Landscape Architecture Internship 


3 


LAA 6916 


Research Methods 


3 


LAA 5423 


Landscape Construction 


3 


LAA 6910 


Graduate Seminar 


3 



Certificate in Landscape Architecture 

The Certificate in Landscape Architecture offers students 
the ability to explore the design, planning, and 
management of regional landscapes. This program is 
developed to serve undergraduate students within the 
School of Architecture and in related fields such as 
Environmental Science and Biological Sciences who 
would like to seek to expand their academic experience 
with this area of specialized study. Focused on landscape 
design and development, the certificate seeks to extend 
students' skills, knowledge, and critical thinking about the 
design, making, and managing of existing and built 
landscape environments. Students who wish to earn the 
Certificate in Landscape Architecture should contact a 
School of Architecture undergraduate advisor in advance 
of pursuing this course of study. Certificate Requirements 
Students earning this certificate must accumulate 18 credit 
hours with a satisfactory grade from the following list of 
available courses. 

Program Requirements 

LAA 3372L Computer Applications in Landscape 

Architecture 

LAA 3333 Site Analysis and Design 

LAA 4242 Modern Landscape Architecture 

LAA 3232 Theory of Planting Design 

LAA 3712 History of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 3602 South Florida Landscapes 

LAA 3802 Landscape Development 

LAA 4546 Tropical Landscapes 

LAA 3420 Landscape Construction 

LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture 

LAA 3212 Landscape Documentation 

Courses on the list may require prerequisites and/or 
program approval. 

Course Descriptions 
Definition of Prefixes 

LAA-Landscape Architecture; URP-Urban and Regional 

Planning 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 

Summer semester offering. 

LAA 3212 Landscape Documentation (3). Production of 
landscape construction documents, including drawings 
and project manual with bidding documents, contract 
documents and technical specifications on the computer. 
Prerequisites: LAA 3802, LAA 3420, ARC 4058 or 
equivalent. 

LAA 3232 Theory of Planting Design (3). An introduction 
to the study of principles and methods related to the 
ecological, functional, and aesthetic use of vegetation in 
landscape architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 3248 Catalysts of the Urban Canvas (3). Seminar- 
based course exploring the relationship of focused 
landscape and architectural interventions in the evolution 



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and development of the urban fabric and its physical 
context. 

LAA 3333 Site Analysis and Design (3). Introduction to 
ecological, functional, and aesthetic considerations in site 
analysis, planning and design. 

LAA 3343 Visual Notation in Landscape Architecture I 
(3). Course will focus on technique, through exercise and 
assignments of varying degrees of complexity to explore 
and develop a range of skills necessary to develop 
confidence in drawing landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 3350C Landscape Architecture Design 5 (4). 

Landform as a design element. Integration of landform 
design and structure. Small to mid-sized scale projects of 
limited complexities. Prerequisite: ARC 2304. 
Corequisites: LAA 3712. LAA 3802. 

LAA 3354C Landscape Architecture Design 6 (4). 

Development of design proposals applying principles and 
methods in landscape architecture within a tropical and 
sub-tropical context. Regional mid-sized to large scope 
scale projects. Prerequisites: LAA 3712, LAA 3802. 
Corequisites: LAA 3420, LAA 3602. 

LAA 3372L Computer Applications in Landscape 
Architecture (3). Advanced study of computer software 
packages applicable to the architecture office 
environment, with particular emphasis on CAD software, 
graphics packages and desktop publishing. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. 

LAA 3377C GIS Applications in Landscape Modeling 
(3). Introduction to modeling capabilities of GIS in the 
planning process addressing the natural and cultural 
characteristics of the landscape. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

LAA 3420 Landscape Construction (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of sitework, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape construction. Prerequisites: LAA 3802, 
ARC 4058 or equivalent. 

LAA 3430 Landscape Structures (3). Production of 
landscape construction details for structures and systems 
used in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

LAA 3602 South Florida Landscapes (3). Study of the 
structure, function, and change in the natural and cultural 
landscapes of tropical and subtropical regions. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 3712 History of Landscape Architecture (3). 
Historical survey of the principal sites and traditions 
manrfested in the evolution of landscape architecture and 
urban design from antiquity to the present. Prerequisites: 
ARC 2701, ARC 2702. 

LAA 3802 Landscape Development (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of earthwork, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape development. Prerequisites: ARC 4058 
or equivalent 

LAA 3905C Special Topics Design Studio (4). A 
landscape architectural design studio based on a 



particular aspect of landscape architectural design under 
the direction of appropriate faculty. 

LAA 3936 Cejas Eminent Scholar Seminar (1-3). This is 
a seminar/workshop course taught by distinguished 
educators scholars, and designers. Lectures, critical 
readings, and discussions of thematic topics make up the 
methodology of the course. 

LAA 4210 Professional Office Practice (3). An 

introduction in office administration, negotiation of 
contracts, fee structure, professional ethics, client and 
public relations. Business organization, procedure 
scheduling and task allocation. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

LAA 4230 Theory of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Critical review of the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 4242 Modern Landscape Architecture (3). Critical 
review of the origins and development of modern and post 
modern expressions in landscape architecture. 

LAA 4344 Italian Design and Culture (3). Course to 
develop practical facility with the Italian language for 
conducting everyday tasks, engaging socially and 
increasing the qualitative depth of the work to be 
accomplished in the course. Corequisites: LAA 4354C, 
LAA 4345. 

LAA 4345 Landscape Architecture of the City (3). The 

study of urban landscape architecture in Genoa, Italy, with 
emphasis on analysis and representation using manual 
drawing, digital photography, and conceptual model. 
Corequisites: LAA 4344, LAA4354C. 

LAA 4354C Landscape Architecture Design 7 (4). 

Exploration of form, circulation and spatial contexts for the 
design of urban sites. Consideration of cultural and natural 
factors addressing intermediate to large scale complexity. 
Prerequisites: LAA 3420, LAA 3602. Corequisite: LAA 
4375C. 

LAA 4355C Landscape Architecture Design 8 (4). 

Exploring contemporary landscape architecture issues 
through the design of projects varying in scale and 
complexity. Prerequisite: LAA 4354C. Corequisites: LAA 
4210, LAA 3212. 

LAA 4375C Computer Modeling (3). This course will 
explore computer modeling in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 4546 Tropical Landscapes (3). The study of the 
structure, function, and change in the natural and cultural 
landscapes of tropical and subtropical regions. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. 

LAA 4940 Landscape Architecture Internship (3). 

Advanced issues in professional practice learned through 
work experience with a licensed practitioner. 
Prerequisites: LAA 3350C, LAA 3354C, LAA 4354C. 

LAA 5233 Theory of Planting Design (3). Study of 
principles and methods related to the ecological, 
functional, and aesthetic use of vegetation in landscape 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 



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LAA 5235 Theory of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Critical review of the environmental parameters, 
morphological concepts and ideological principles that 
generate form and meaning in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisite: LAA 5716. (S) 

LAA 5243 Regional Landscape Issues (3). Exploration 
of the landscape as cultural construct of social, economic, 
and scientific values relevant to regional issues of land 
use and management. Prerequisite: Program approval. 
(SS) 

LAA 5249 Catalysts of the Urban Canvas (3). Seminar- 
based course exploring the relationship of focused 
landscape and architectural interventions in the evolution 
and development of the urban fabric and its physical 
context. 

LAA 5331 Site Analysis and Design (3). Introduction to 
ecological, functional, and aesthetic considerations in site 
analysis, planning and design. Prerequisite: Program 
approval. 

LAA 5346 Visual Notation in Landscape Architecture I 
(3). Course will develop drawing skills in multiple media, 
actively engaging in projects of drawing as a medium of 
investigation, documentation, memory, observation and 
presentation for landscape architecture. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. 

LAA 5371 Computer Practices in Landscape 
Architecture 1 (3). Computer applications of graphics, 
modeling, and animation techniques used in landscape 
architecture. Prerequisite: Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5374 Computer Practices in Landscape 
Architecture 2 (3). Computer application of drafting and 
design techniques used in landscape architecture. 
Prerequisites: LAA 5371, Program approval. (F) 

LAA 5378 GIS Applications in Landscape Modeling (3). 

Introduction to modeling capabilities of GIS in the 
environmental planning process addressing the natural 
and cultural characteristics of the landscape. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5381 Computer Practices in Landscape 
Architecture 3 (3). Contemporary methods of digital 
representation for landscape architecture. Intensive 
exploration if three dimensional modeling and rendering 
techniques. Prerequisites: LAA 5371, LAA 5374, program 
approval. 

LAA 5422 Landscape Development (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of earthwork, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape development. Prerequisite: LAA 5371. 
(F) 

LAA 5423 Landscape Construction (3). Technical 
aspects of the design and specification of sitework, 
including materials, products, and methods of installation 
used in landscape construction. Prerequisite: LAA 5422. 
(S) 

LAA 5425 Landscape Documentation (3). Production of 
landscape documents including drawings and project 
manual, bidding documents, contract documents and 
technical specifications on the computer. Prerequisite: 



LAA 5423. (F) 

LAA 5427 Landscape Structures (3). Production of 
landscape construction details for structures and systems 
used in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: LAA 5423. 
(F) 

LAA 5540 Landscape Horticulture (3). Overview of 
horticultural management practices related to the growth, 
transport, installation, and maintenance of vegetative 
materials used in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5541 South Florida Landscapes (3). Study of 
structure, function, and change in the natural and cultural 
landscapes of tropical and subtropical Florida. 
Prerequisite: Program approval. (S) 

LAA 5605 Design Foundations (3). The course is a 
rigorous introduction to design fundamentals. It builds a 
design language through lectures, practical experiences, 
exploring techniques, materials, skills, making and critical 
thinking. Prerequisite: Program approval. Corequisites: 
LAA 5343 and LAA 5371. 

LAA 5652 Formative Studio (6). Introduction to concept 
development, spatial expression, and representational 
techniques in landscape architecture. Prerequisite: LAA 
5346 and LAA 5XXX Computer Applications in Landscape 
Architecture. (F) 

LAA 5653 Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 1 
(6). Application of landscape architecture principles and 
methods to site design in tropical and subtropical contexts. 
Prerequisite: LAA 5652. (S) 

LAA 5715 History and Theory of Architecture (3). 

Overview of the history and theory of architecture arid 
urban design from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (SS) 

LAA 5716 History of Landscape Architecture (3). 

Historical survey of the principal sites and traditions 
manifested in the evolution of landscape architecture and 
urban design from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: 
Program approval. (F) 

LAA 5905C Special Topics Design Studio (6). A 

landscape architectural design studio based on a 
particular aspect of landscape architectural design and 
relevant ideologies under the direction of appropriate 
faculty. 

LAA 5938 Cejas Eminent Scholar Seminar (1-3). This is 
a seminar/workshop course taught by distinguished 
educators, scholars, and designers. Lectures, critical 
readings, and discussions of thematic topics make up the 
methodology of the course. 

LAA 5940 Landscape Architecture Internship (3). 

Advanced issues in professional practice learned through 
work experience with a licensed professional. 

URP 5316 Environmental and Urban Systems (3). 

Overview of basic issues and principles of environmental 
and urban planning and design systems. Emphasis will be 
placed on multi-disciplinary linkages. 



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URP 5912 Research Methods (3). Methods of 
information search, data interpretation, and hypotheses 
formulation used in the field. 



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Music 



Orlando J. Garcia, Chair and Professor 

Javier Arias, Instructor 

John Augenblick, Associate Professor 

Barry Bernhardt, Instructor and Director of Marching 

Band 
Kristine H. Burns, Associate Professor 
Gary Campbell, Associate Professor 
Robert Davidovici, Professor 
David Dolata, Associate Professor 
Robert B. Dundas, Associate Professor 
Karen Fuller, Instructor 

Joel Galand, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor 
Kemal Gekic, Professor 
James Hacker, Instructor 
William Dan Hardin, Music Librarian 
Fredrick Kaufman, Professor Emeritus 
Michael Klotz, Instructor 
Marcia Littley de Arias, Instructor 
Jose Lopez, Assistant Professor 
Paula Matthusen, Assistant Professor 
Clair McElfresh, Professor Emeritus 
Grzegorz Nowalk, Assistant Professor 
Michael Orta, Associate Professor 
Catherine Rand, Assistant Professor 
Misha Vitenson, Instructor 
Kathleen L. Wilson, Professor 

Freshman/Sophomore Admission 

Freshman admission requires an audition and placement 
test in Music Theory. Contact the Department of Music at 
(305) 348-2896 for an audition appointment. 

Transfer Admission 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must meet all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. Music students at the University come from a 
wide variety of academic backgrounds from Florida, other 
states and countries. Because of this diversity, the faculty 
of music gives basic preliminary examinations in order to 
assist the student to eliminate any deficiencies: 1. Music 
History - consisting of all periods of history. 2. Music 
Theory - consisting of sightsinging, melodic and harmonic 
dictation and written harmonization and analysis. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

MUT1111 MUTX111 orMUTX121 

MUT1112 MUTX112orMUTX122 

MUT2116 MUTX116orMUTX126 

MUT2117 MUTX117orMUTX127 

MUT 1221 MUTX221 

MUT 1222 MUTX222 

MUT 2226 MUTX226 

MUT 2227 MUTX227 

MUNXXXX 

MVxXXIX 

MVxXX2X 

XXXXXXX 2 



Secondary Piano - Proficiency by 

examination 1 
1 or MVKX111 & MVKX112 & MVKX121 & MVKX122 OR 
MVKX111r & MVKX111r & MVKX121r & MVKX121r & 
MVKX211 & MVKX221 as needed to achieve piano 
proficiency. 

2 Varies from Track to Track 

PLEASE NOTE: Duplicate courses such as MVK X111r 
may be repeated up to 4 times. 

MUN (Ensemble) and MVx (Applied Performance) 
requirements will transfer based on the required audition. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Requirements for All 
Baccalaureate Degrees in Music: 

N.B. Students must earn a grade of "C" of better in all 
courses required for the major. A grade of "C-" or lower is 
not acceptable in any required course. 

University Core Curriculum 1 

Music Theory 

MUT 1111 
MUT 1112 
MUT 2116 
MUT 2117 



Sightsinging 

MUT 1221 
MUT 1222 
MUT 2226 
MUT 2227 

Music History 

MUH3211 
MUH3212 
MUH3213 
MUH3214 



Music Theory I 
Music Theory II 
Music Theory III 
Music Theory IV 

Sightsinging I 
Sightsinging II 
Sightsinging III 
Sightsinging IV 

Music History Survey I 
Music History Survey II 
Music History Survey III 
Music History Survey IV 2 



33 

3 
3 
3 
3 

1 
1 
1 
1 

3 
3 
3 
3 



Ethnomusicology 

MUH 3052 Music of the World 

Class Piano 3 



1 The 3-credit UCC Arts Requirement is waived for music 
majors, reducing their UCC credits to 33. 

2 Students in the Jazz Performance track replace MUH 
3213-3214 (Music History Survey lll-IV) with MUH 2116 
Evolution of Jazz and MUH 3813 History of Afro-Cuban 
Jazz. Students in the Music Education track may eliminate 
MUH 3214. 

3 Students in the Jazz Performance track take Class Jazz 
Piano MVJ 3135 and 3136 instead of MVK 2121 and 
2122. Jazz piano majors take four credits (two semesters) 
of Classical Applied Piano instead of Class Piano. With a 
passing grade on the Piano Proficiency Exam, Piano and 
Organ majors may substitute 4 four semesters of MUN 
2510 Accompanying for Class Piano. 



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MVK1111 Class Piano I 

MVK1112 Class Piano II 

MVK2121 Class Piano III 

MVK2122 Class Piano IV 

Applied Lessons 

Applied Lessons 

Music Technology 

MUC 1342 MIDI Technology 

Music Business 

MUM 4301 Business of Music 



Conducting 
MUG 4101 



Basic Conducting 



Recital Attendance 

MUS 1010 Recital Attendance is required 

each semester enrolled in applied 
lessons at the freshman/sophomore 
level 
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance is required 

each semester enrolled in applied lessons 
at the junior/senior level 

Total 

Bachelor of Music 



82 



Degree Program Hours: 128 

A Bachelor of Music degree is offered with an emphasis in 
one or more of the following areas: Applied Music, 
Composition. Jazz Studies, Music Technology, and Music 
Education. 

All entering students must provide evidence of 
performance ability (vocal or instrumental) through an 
audition. Contact the Department of Music at (305) 348- 
2896 for more information or to schedule an audition. 

Areas of Emphasis 

The following are areas of emphasis for music students. 
Admission to each area is by faculty approval. 

Instrumental Performance 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 3 

Ensembles 

One major ensemble every semester enrolled 

in lessons 4 8 

Major Applied Lessons 

Four semesters, 3 credits each semester 



12 



Conducting 
MUG 4302 

Literature 
MUL 4500 

Recitals 
Junior Recital 
Senior Recital 



Instrumental Conducting 
Symphonic Literature 



Consult with your academic advisor for additional area 
ensemble and chamber music requirements as mandated 
by the FIU Department of Music Handbook. 



Electives 

Academic Music Electives 5 6 

Music Electives 1 1 

Total 46 

Vocal Performance 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 3 

Ensembles 

For each semester of lower division applied voice, 4 

1 cr. hour of "major choral ensemble" (MUN 1310 or MUN 
1340) as assigned by Director of Choral Studies 
For each semester of upper division applied voice, 4 

1cr. hour of "major applied ensemble" (MUN 3313 or 
MUN 3343) as assigned by the Director of Choral Studies 

Major Applied Lessons 

Four semesters; 3 credits each semester 



12 



Conducting 

MUG 4202 

Recitals 

MW 3970 
MW4971 



Choral Conducting 

Junior Recital 
Senior Recital 



Diction for Singers 

MUS 2201 Diction I 

MUS 2202 Diction II 

Vocal Pedagogy 

MW 3630 " Vocal Pedagogy 

Opera Workshop 

MUO 4502 Opera Workshop per semester of upper 



Literature 

MUL 3600 



division applied voice 



Art Song Literature 



Electives (chosen in consultation with area advisor) 
Academic Music Electives 6 
Music Electives 

Total 

Composition 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 3401 Counterpoint 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 

MUT 4311 Orchestration 

Ensembles 

Lower level - 4 credits 

(1 per semester freshman and sophomore years to be 
selected by principal instrument/voice area director) 
Upper level -4 credits 



3 
4 
46 



' To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor 
from upper-division theory and history courses (e.g., 
Counterpoint, Orchestration, Jazz Theory, or graduate 
courses with permission of the instructor). 

To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor 
from upper-division MUT, MUL, or MUH courses. 



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(Junior and senior years 2 semesters of New Music 
Ensemble; others to be selected by principal 
instrument/voice area director) 

Conducting 

MUG 4202 



Jazz Performance 



MUG 4302 



Choral Conducting 

or 

Instrumental Conducting 



Principal Applied Lessons 

Four semesters, 1 credit each semester 



Composition 



MUC 
MUC 
MUC 
MUC 
MUC 
MUC 



2221 
2222 
3231 
3232 
4241 
4932 



Electronic Music 

MUC 2301 
MUC 3302 

Recitals 7 

MUS4910 
Senior Recital 

Electives 

Music Electives 



Composition I 

Composition II 

Composition III 

Composition IV 

Composition V 

Composition Forum- 4 semesters 

Electronic Music Lab I 
Electronic Music Lab II 

Research (Composition Recital) 



Total 



2 
2 
2 
2 
2 
4 

2 
2 

1 
1 

4 
46 



Minor in Music Composition 

A minor in Music Composition is available for students 
receiving the BM degree in areas of studies other than 
composition (e.g. jazz studies, applied, music education). 
In order to receive credit for a minor in composition 
students must successfully complete the following: 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 3 

MUT4311 Orchestration 3 

MUT 3401 Counterpoint 3 

Composition 

(beyond Basic Music Composition) 

MUC 2221 Composition I 

MUC 2222 Composition II 

Electronic Music 

MUC 2301 Electronic Music I 

MUC 3302 Electronic Music II 

Composition Forum 

MUC 4932 Composition Forum (2 semesters) 

Ensemble 

MUN 2490 New Music Ensemble (1 semester) 

Total 



1 
20 



Composition students must present a 45 minute recital of 
their work and a 30 minute performance recital. A final oral 
exam administered after the composition recital must also 
be successfully completed. Composition students must 
earn a "B" or better in all theory, composition, and 
electronic music courses. 



Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT3170C 
MUT3171C 
MUT 4353 
MUT 2641 
MUT 4643 



Jazz Theory I 
Jazz Theory II 
Jazz Arranging 
Jazz Improvisation 
Jazz Improvisation 



Ensembles 

Two credits each semester 

Major Applied Lessons 

Four semesters major jazz applied lessons 

Conducting 

MUG 4302 
MUN 4784 

Recitals 

MVJ 3970 
MVJ 4971 

Electives 

Music Electives 



Instrumental Conducting 
Jazz Rehearsal Techniques 

Junior Jazz Recital 
Senior Jazz Applied Recital 



Total 



Piano Performance 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 

Music History 

MUL4400 
MUL4401 



Keyboard Literature I 
Keyboard Literature II 



Ensembles 

Major ensembles (2 semesters) 
Ensembles assigned by Director of Piano Studies 
MUN 2510 Accompanying (four semesters) 

MUN 4513 Accompanying (four semesters) 

Major Applied Lessons 

Four semesters 3 credits each semester 

Pedagogy 

MVK 4640 Piano Pedagogy 

Recitals 

Junior Recital 
Senior Recital 

Electives 

Academic Music Electives 8 
Music Electives 



Total 



2 
46 



3 
3 

2 
6 
4 
4 

12 

2 

1 
1 

3 
2 
46 



Organ Performance 

Required Courses 
Music Theory 

MUT 361 1 Form and Analysis 



To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor 
from upper-division MUH and MUT courses (e.g., 
Counterpoint, Orchestration, Jazz Theory, or graduate 
courses with permission of the instructor). 



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Music History 
MUL4490 



Organ Literature 



Ensembles 

Major Ensembles (6 semesters) 
MUN2510 Accompanying (4 semesters) 

MUN4513 Accompanying (4 semesters) 

MUN 3463 Chamber Music (two semesters) 

Major Applied Lessons 

Four semesters 3 credits each semester 



Pedagogy 

MVK 4640 

Recitals 
MVK 3970 
MVK 4971 



Piano Pedagogy 

Junior Applied Recital 
Senior Applied Recital 



Electives 

Academic Music Elective 9 
Music Electives 



Music Technology 

Required Courses 
Music Technology 

MUC2301 
MUC 3302 
MUC 3400 
MUC 4404 
MUS4910 
MUM 4940 



Total 



Electronic Music Lab I 
Electronic Music Lab II 
Electronic Music Lab III 
Electronic Music Lab IV 
Senior Research Project 
Senior Internship 



Ensembles 

Major ensemble for four semesters 

Upper division ensemble for two semesters 

determined by music technology advisor 

Principal Applied Lessons 

Two semesters, 2 credits each semester 

Physics of Music 

PHY 3465 Physics of Music 

Computer Science 

CS Electives selected in consultation with Advisor 

Electives 
Music Electives 

Total 



to be 



3 

6 

6 
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Music Education 

(The Bachelor of Music: Major Music Education leads to 
K-12 Professional Teaching Certification in Music in the 
State of Florida.) 

Required Courses 

Choral Music Emphasis (6) 10 

MUG 4301 Choral Conducting 1 

MW3630 Vocal Pedagogy 2 





MUE 2346 


Vocal Techniques 


1 


3 


MUE3411C 


Choral Methods 


1 




MVS 1116 


Guitar Skills 12 


1 


6 


OR 






4 
4 
2 


Instrumental Music Emphasis (6) 




MUG 4201 


Instrumental Conducting 




MUE 2240 


String Techniques 






MUE 2450 


Woodwind Techniques 




12 


MUE 2460 


Brass Techniques 






MUE 2470 


Percussion Techniques 




2 


MUE 2346 
AND 


Vocal Techniques 




1 


Both choral and instrumental education tracks (40) 




1 


Principal Applied Upper Division Lessons 


6 




Music Educatior 


majors are required to enroll in 2 credits 


3 


of applied lesson each semester NOT student teaching 




5 


Ensembles 




7 


46 


Music Education majors are required to enroll in 
ensemble each semester not student teaching 


1 




Senior Recital 




1 




RED 4325 


Subject Area Reading 


3 




TSL 4324 


ESOL Methods K-12 


3 


2 


MUE 2040 


Intro to Music Ed 


2 


2 


MUE 3340 


Elementary Music Methods 


3 


2 


MUE 4341 


Secondary Music Methods 


3 


2 


MUE 3395 


Music in Special Education 


3 


4 


MUE 4940 


Student Teaching 


9 


9 




Total 


46 



Bachelor of Arts 
Degree Program Hours: 128 

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a flexible research-based 
multidisciplinary degree. In consultation with faculty 
advisors, students craft a plan of study tailored to their 
own particular musical interests, which may also be 
combined with areas outside of music. 

Required Courses 

Music Theory/History Electives 

Ensembles 

Basic Music Research and Bibliography 

Senior Research 

Cognate Area 

Electives 

(Including any foreign language study necessary for 

completion of research.) 

Total 

Entrance Requirements 

1. Successful instrumental or vocal audition. 

2. Students must pass the Fundamentals Course with a 
minimum grade of "C" or be placed into Theory I prior 
to taking any academic music courses. 



3 
2 
2 
4 
12 
15 



38 



* To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor 
from upper-division MUH and MUT courses (e.g., 
Counterpoint, Orchestration, Jazz Theory, or graduate 
courses with permission of the instructor). 
'' Piano and Guitar principals are strongly encouraged to 
enroll in the Choral Education track. 



Non-voice principals (i.e., piano/guitar) may substitute 2 
credits additional vocal study (voice class, etc.). 
12 Guitar principals substitute additional Instrumental 
Techniques course in lieu of Guitar Skills. 



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Exit Requirements 

Successful completion of Senior Research Project 

Minor in Music 

Students majoring in any other discipline may minor in 
music by successfully completing the following curriculum 
with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Half the 
credits taken for the Music Minor must be taken at FIU. 

Required Courses 

Music Theory chosen from: 6 

MUT1101 Fundamentals of Music 

MUT1111 Theory I 

MUT1112 Theory II 

MUT2116 Theory III 

MUT2117 Theory IV 

Music Appreciation 3 

Music History chosen from: MUH 321 1 - MUH 3214 
(Music History Survey l-IV) 3 

Music Electives 12 

Total 24 

Students must take a Music Fundamentals Test in order to 
determine the appropriate initial theory class; unless they 
choose to begin with MUT 1001, for which no test or 
prerequisite is required. No audition is required for the 
Music Minor, but students must pass an audition at the 
level of music principal if they intend to register for applied 
lessons or ensembles. It is assumed that students 
auditioning for applied lessons will have taken private 
lessons for several years. Music minors registered for 
applied lessons must register for at least one ensemble 
every semester they are registered for applied lessons. 
Admission to applied lessons and participation in 
ensembles is at the direction of the area advisor. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

MUC-Music: Composition; MUE-Music: Education; MUG- 
Music: Conducting; MUH-Music: History/Musicology; MUL- 
Music: Literature; MUM-Music: Commercial; MUN-Music: 
Ensembles; MUO-Music: Opera/Musical Theatre; MUS- 
Music; MUT-Music: Theory; MVB-Applied Music/Brass; 
MVJ-Applied Music/Jazz; MVK-Applied Music-Keyboard; 
MVO-Applied Music: Other; MVP-Applied 

Music/Percussion; MVS-Applied Music/Strings; MW- 
Applied MusicA/oice; MVW-Applied Music/Woodwinds. 

MUC 1101 Basic Music Composition (1). Elementary 
principles of composition including the performance of 
composition projects. Course includes calligraphy and 
notation skills. Course may be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisites: Freshman music majors; permission of the 
instructor. 

MUC 1342 Introduction to MIDI Technology (2). 

Introduction to the MIDI protocol and MIDI-based software, 
including music notation, sequencing, patch editing, ear 
training, and keyboard skills software. Prerequisites: Music 
major or permission of the instructor. 

MUC 2221 Composition Seminar I (2). Creative writing 
utilizing 20th century compositional techniques in 
Impressionism, Neoclassicism, Post-Webern Serialism, 



Indeterminacy, Minimalism, Mixed, Multi and Inter-media, 
etc. Prerequisite: MUT 1112. Corequisite: MUT 2116. 

MUC 2222 Composition Seminar II (2). Continuation of 
MUC 2221. Prerequisite: MUC 2221. Corequisite: MUT 
2117. 

MUC 2301 Electronic Music Lab I (2). Exploration of the 
electronic medium including the history of electronic 
music, digital studio techniques, analog studio techniques, 
digital synthesis and analog synthesis. Prerequisite: MUC 
1342. 

MUC 3231 Composition III (2). A continuation of 
Composition I to further the development of students 
compositional abilities through the writing of more evolved 
works with regard to duration, instrumentation. 
Prerequisites: MUC 2222 and admission to composition 
area. 

MUC 3232 Composition IV (2). Continuation of MUC 

3231. Prerequisite: MUC 3231. 

MUC 3302 Electronic Music Lab II (2). A continuation of 
Electronic Music Lab I with an emphasis on advanced 
MIDI applications including samplers, digital sequencing, 
digital signal processing and interactive MIDI software. 
Includes one large composition project. Prerequisite: 
Electronic Music Lab I. 

MUC 3400 Electronic Music Lab III (2). Special projects 
in advanced computer music programming focusing on 
sound synthesis. Includes two large composition projects. 
Can be repeated four times. Prerequisites: Electronic 
Music Lab II and permission of the instructor. 

MUC 4241 Composition V (2). Continuation of MUC 

3232. Prerequisite: MUC 3232. 

MUC 4242 Composition VI (2). Continuation of MUC 
4241. Prerequisite: MUC 4241. 

MUC 4404 Electronic Music Lab IV (2). An advanced 
course in computer and electronic music providing 
students with hands-on experience with new hardware 
and software for the creation of music. Prerequisites: 
MUC 2301, MUC 3302. 

MUC 4932 Composition Forum (1). Student composers' 
works are critiqued by faculty; topics of interest to 
composers are discussed. Required of all students taking 
Composition III and higher. Prerequisite: Admission to 
Composition Program. 

MUC 5406 Electronic Music IV (2). An advanced course 
in computer music providing students hands-on 
experience with recently developed hardware and 
software for the creation of music. Prerequisite: MUC 
3400. 

MUC 5407 Electronic Music V (2). Students develop new 
hardware and/or software for uses related to musical 
composition. Prerequisite: MUC 5406. 

MUC 5635 Computer Music Seminar I (3). Introduces 
students to the historical contributions of computer music 
composers and engineers. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, 
MUC 6306. Corequisite: MUC 6405. 

MUC 5636 Computer Music Seminar II (3). Introduces 
students to the compositional procedures used by 



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computer music composers. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, 
MUC 6306, MUC 6405. Corequisite: MUC 5406. 

MUC 5637 Computer Music Seminar III (3). Introduces 
students to the research technologies for making 
interactive sound projects including installations and 
exhibits. Prerequisites: MUC 6305, MUC 6306, MUC 
6405, MUC 5406. 

MUC 5935 Composition Forum (1). Student composers 
present their work for critique by faculty and topics 
relevant to composition are presented by faculty and 
guests. Prerequisite: Admission into the graduate 
composition program. 

MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education (2). This 
course will provide an overview to the basic principles of 
music education. Topics will include standards, history, 
philosophy, school organization, classroom management, 
and assessment. 

MUE 2346 Vocal Techniques (1). This course is 
designed to give basic technical and pedagogical vocal 
skills necessary for both solo and choral settings. 

MUE 2440C String Techniques (1). Class instruction of 

string instruments: tuning and care of instruments; 

teaching techniques, fingerings, bowings; violin, viola, 
cello, and double bass. 

MUE 2450C Woodwind Techniques (1). Class 
instruction of woodwind instruments; tuning and care of 
instruments. Teaching techniques. Single reed 
instruments, double reed instruments, and flute. Class one 
hour, laboratory one hour. 

MUE 2460C Brass Techniques (1). Class instruction of 
brass instruments; tuning and care of instruments. 
Teaching techniques. Piston and valve instruments, 
French horn, and trombone. Class one hour, laboratory 
one hour. 

MUE 2470C Percussion Techniques (1). Class 
instruction of percussion instruments; sticking techniques; 
care of instruments; teaching techniques. Drum and mallet 
instruments. Class one hour, laboratory one hour. 

MUE 3210 Content and Methods of Teaching 
Elementary Music (3). Provides content and methods of 
teaching elementary music as a mode of communication 
and creative expression to elementary students of diverse 
backgrounds. (F,S,SS) 

MUE 3340 Elementary School Teaching Methods (3). 
Development of instructional skills, techniques, and 
strategies for elementary school classroom music for the 
music teacher. Laboratory and field work required. 

MUE 3395 Music in Special Education (3). The study of 
musical experiences for students with disabilities in 
mamstreamed and self-contained special education music 
classes. Appropriate musical adaptations and 
modifications are emphasized. Prerequisites: Upper 
division music major, DEP 2000. 

MUE 341 1C Choral Methods (3). Designed to facilitate 
the development of skills, techniques, understandings, and 
professional dispositions which are necessary for 
leadership. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 



MUE 3921 Choral Conducting Workshop (3). The study 
of various topics related to choral literature, conducting 
and techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 3922 String Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to string literature, conducting and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 3923 Instrumental Conducting Workshop (3). The 

study of various topics related to instrumental ensemble 
literature, conducting, and techniques. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 3924 Jazz Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to jazz literature, conducting and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 4094 Middle & Secondary School Vocal & 
Instrumental (3). Development of instructional skills and 
rehearsal technique, skills and strategies for teaching 
music in the middle school or senior high school. 
Laboratory and field work required. (F) 

MUE 4480 Marching Band Techniques (3). A study of 
show design and concepts; marching band management 
and organizational procedures including booster 
organizations, inventory, handbooks, grading procedures 
and rehearsal fundamentals. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Instructor. 

MUE 4940 Student Teaching in Music Education (9). 

Supervised teaching in an elementary and secondary 
school. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. 

MUE 5485 Marching Band Techniques (3). A study of 
show design and concepts; marching band management 
and organizational procedures including booster 
organizations, inventory, handbooks, grading procedures, 
rehearsal techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Instructor. 

MUE 5921 Choral Conducting Workshop (3). The study 
of various topics related to choral literature, conducting 
and techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5922 String Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to string literature, conducting and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5923 Instrumental Conducting Workshop (3). The 

study of various topics related to instrumental ensemble 
literature, conducting, and techniques. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5924 Jazz Workshop (3). The study of various 
topics related to jazz literature, conducting and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUE 5928 Workshop in Music (3). Applications of 
materials and techniques in music in a laboratory or field 
setting. 

MUG 4101 Basic Conducting (1). A basic conducting 
course to gain fundamental technique and interpretation. A 
prerequisite for both advanced instrumental and choral 
conducting. 

MUG 4202 Choral Conducting (1). With a background in 
basic theory, and having performed in ensembles, the 
student will develop techniques of group conducting 



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including madrigal, glee, choir, etc. A survey of choral 
literature will be included. Prerequisite: MUG 4101. 

MUG 4302 Instrumental Conducting (1). With a 
background in basic theory, and having performed in 
ensembles, the student will develop a knowledge of baton 
technique, score reading, and interpretation. Prerequisite: 
MUG 4101. Corequisites: Orchestra or wind ensemble or 
both. 

MUG 5105 Advanced Conducting Techniques (1). An 

extension of form and analysis, with interpretation both in 
instrumental, and choral conducting. Twentieth-century 
scoring and symbol interpretation will be studied in depth, 
with actual conducting experience required. 

MUG 5205 Graduate Applied Choral Conducting (2). 

Advanced study of choral conducting, including gesture, 
rehearsal techniques, and repertoire. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. 

MUG 5307 Graduate Applied Wind Conducting (2). 

Advanced study of wind conducting, including gesture, 
rehearsal techniques, and repertoire. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. 

MUG 5935 Conducting Seminar (1). An examination of 
the principal issues of conducting, emphasizing score 
reading and study, rehearsal, interpretation, and 
contemporary techniques. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and/or permission of the instructor. 

MUH 1011 Music Appreciation (3). Lives and creations 
of great composers in various periods of history. A 
multimedia course. 

MUH 1560 African American Music (3). Examines the 
historical influence and development of African American 
music from its African roots to its dominance in the 
American popular culture. 

MUH 2010 Music History Overview (3). A survey of the 
main historical musical periods through a concise analysis 
of the main representatives of these periods and their 
milestone works. 

MUH 2022 History of Rock Music (3). This course traces 
the historical origins, characteristics and stylistic 
developments of rock music from a musical and 
sociological perspective. 

MUH 2051 World Music Cultures (for non-music 
majors) (3). This course provides an introductory survey 
of traditions and transformations of music in global 
perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of 
sound and a phenomenon of culture. 

MUH 2116 Evolution of Jazz (3). A history course that 
surveys jazz styles from mid-1 9th century to the present. A 
sociological and musical look at jazz, the personalities and 
their experience. 

MUH 2370 The History of The Beatles (3). This course 
traces the development of The Beatles from their 
beginnings to their solo work. The discussions begin in 
America with the Blues, Rockabilly and the birth of Rock 
'n' Roll. The paramount role of The Beatles in the 
revolutionary decade of the 1960s will be explored in 
detail, both from a musical and sociological perspective. 



MUH 3019 History of Popular Music in the U.S. (3). 

Overview of Afro-American and Euro-American popular 
music and its historical development. Examination of 
musical style and social context in lecture-discussion 
format with film and video. 

MUH 3052 Music of the World (3). Survey of folk, 
popular and classical musical traditions from around the 
world. Examination of musical style and social context with 
film and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 3060 Latino Music in the United States (3). Survey 
of Latin American musical tradition brought through 
immigration. Examination of musical style and social 
context in lecture-discussion format with film and 
performance demonstrations. 

MUH 3061 Music of Mexico and Central America (3). A 

survey of folk, popular and classical musical traditions in 
the region. Examination of musical style and social context 
in lecture-discussion format with film and performance 
demonstrations. 

MUH 3062 Music of the Caribbean (3). Survey of folk, 
popular and classical musical traditions and their ongoing 
connection with Caribbean populations in the U.S. Class 
includes film and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 3073, 5075 Women in Music (3). Introduces 
students to women musicians including performers, 
composers, and researchers in all genres. 

MUH 3211 Music History Survey I (3). A survey of music 
from antiquity to 1600. Lectures on historical styles will be 
supplemented with recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 

MUH 3212 Music History Survey II (3). A survey of 
music from 1600 to 1800. Lectures on historical styles will 
be supplemented with recordings, and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: MUH 321 1 or permission of the instructor. 

MUH 3213 Music History Survey III (3). A survey of 
music from 1800 to 1945. Lectures on historical styles will 
be supplemented with recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: MUH 3211 and MUH 3212 or permission of 
the instructor. 

MUH 3214 Music History Survey IV (3). The fourth 
semester of the music history sequence covers the history 
of music from 1945 to the present, and includes the 
detailed study of its literature through critical listening and 
analysis. Prerequisite: Music majors. 

MUH 3541 Music of Latin America: Folklore and 
Beyond (3). An overview of the orchestral, chamber, solo, 
vocal, and electronic music from Latin America written in 
the 20th century and its relationship to the folk music of 
the region. 

MUH 3570 Survey of Asian Music (3). Examines the 
major Asian musical traditions within the cultural 
framework of history, arts, and traditions. 

MUH 3801 Jazz History (2). An in-depth study of jazz 
music from its inception to the present day. Specifically 
designed for music majors, in particular Jazz Studies 
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MUH 3813 History of Afro-Cuban Jazz (2). A study of 
the history and evolution of Afro-Cuban Jazz, including 
Cuban popular music and traditional dance forms, folkloric 
music of African origin, influences from American popular 
music and early American Jazz, as well as other music 
from the Caribbean. Prerequisite: MUH 2116. 

MUH 3912C Basic Music Research and Bibliography 
(2). This course will familiarize the student with major 
sources for research in music, develop the ability to 
research and write a term paper or thesis, and document 
those findings in a scholarly format. Prerequisite: Music 
majors. 

MUH 4341 Music of the Baroque Period (3). Survey of 
the major genres, styles, and composers of the Baroque 
period within the wider context of Baroque aesthetics and 
culture. Introduction to Baroque performance practice. 
Prerequisites: MUH 3211, MUH 3212. 

MUH 4680 Music History Seminar I (2). Emphasizes 
both historical and theoretical analysis. Scholarly work 
under faculty direction, develops written skills and 
research methods. Written project required. Prerequisites: 
MUH 3211, MUH 3212. and permission of the instructor. 

MUH 4681 Music History Seminar II (2). Emphasizes 
both historical and theoretical analysis. Scholarly work 
under faculty direction, develops written skills and 
research methods. Written project required. Prerequisites: 
MUH 4680 or permission of the instructor. 

MUH 4682 Music History Seminar III (2). Emphasizes 
both historical and theoretical analysis. Scholarly work 
under faculty direction, develops written skills and 
research methods. Written project required. Prerequisite: 
MUH 4681. 

MUH 4683 Music History Seminar IV (2). Emphasizes 
both historical and theoretical analysis. Scholarly work 
under faculty direction, develops written skills and 
research methods. Written project required. Prerequisite: 
MUH 4682. 

MUH 5025 History of Popular Music in the U.S. (3). 

Overview of Afro-American and Euro-American popular 
music and its historical development. Examination of 
musical style and social context in lecture-discussion 
format with film and video. 

MUH 5057 Music of the World (3). Survey of folk, 
popular and classical musical traditions from around the 
world. Examination of musical style and social context with 
film and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5065 Latino Music in the United States (3). Survey 
of Latin American musical traditions brought through 
immigration. Examination of musical style and social 
context in lecture-discussion format with film and 
performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5066 Music of Mexico and Central America (3). A 
survey of folk, popular and classical musical traditions in 
the region. Examination of musical style and social context 
in lecture-discussion format with film and performance 
demonstrations 

MUH 5067 Music of the Caribbean (3). Survey of folk, 
popular and classical musical traditions and their ongoing 



connection with Caribbean populations in the U.S.. Class 
includes film and performance demonstrations. 

MUH 5345 Musical Style and Practice in the Baroque 
Era (3). Detailed treatment of the genres, styles, and 
composers of the Baroque period within the wider context 
of Baroque aesthetics and culture. Exploration and 
application of Baroque performance practice. 

MUH 5546 Music of the Americas (3). An exploration of 
the folk, popular, and art music of Latin America. 

MUH 5575 Survey of Asian Music (3). Examines the 
major Asian musical traditions within the cultural 
framework of history, arts, and traditions. 

MUH 5685 Graduate Music History Review I (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements from Antiquity 
through the Renaissance. Musical structures and 
composers from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

MUH 5686 Graduate Music History Review II (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements of the 
Baroque and Classical eras. Musical structures and 
composers from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

MUH 5687 Graduate Music History Review III (1-3). 

Examination of music history achievements from the 
Romantic era to the present. Musical structures and 
composers from these eras are studied through lectures 
supplemented by recordings and musical analysis. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the 
instructor. 

MUH 5688 Graduate Music History Review IV (2). The 

fourth semester of the music history sequence covers the 
history of music from 1945 to the present, and includes the 
detailed study of its literature through critical listening and 
analysis. Prerequisite: Music majors. 

MUH 5815 Jazz History: The Innovators (2). Advanced 
analysis of key jazz figures at the graduate level. 

MUL 3600 Art Song Literature (3). A chronological 
survey of solo vocal literature from the Medieval period to 
the national schools of the contemporary era. 

MUL 4400 Keyboard Literature I (3). Study of solo works 
for the keyboard from historical beginnings to 1828. 
Performance practices and stylistic analysis will be 
emphasized, with illustrations of representative works. 
Prerequisites: MUH 3211, MUH 3212. 

MUL 4401 Keyboard Literature II (3). Study of solo 
works for the keyboard from 1828 to the present. 
Performance practices and stylistic analysis will be 
emphasized, with illustrations of representative works. 
Prerequisite: MUL 4400. 

MUL 4430 Guitar Literature (3). Survey of solo, chamber, 
and concerto guitar literature from the 16th century to the 
present. Repertoires will be examined from historical, 
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MUL 4490 Survey of Organ Literature (3). Survey of 
organ literature, history, performance practice, and organ 
design. Includes historic sound recordings. Prerequisite: 
Permission of instructor. 

MUL 4500 Symphonic Literature (3). Survey of 
symphonic literature from the 17th century to present day. 
Analysis and illustrations of representative works. 
Prerequisites: MUH 3211 and MUH 3212. 

MUL 4602 Vocal Literature I (2). A survey of solo vocal 
literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical 
periods. Corequisite: MUS 2241. 

MUL 4604 Vocal Literature II (2). A survey of the German 
Lied and its poetry. Corequisite: MUS 2231. 

MUL 4605 Vocal Literature III (2). A survey of the French 
Melodie and its poetry. Corequisite: MUS 2221. 

MUL 4608 Vocal Literature IV (2). A survey of solo vocal 
literature of the twentieth century. Corequisite: MUS 2211. 

MUL 4630 Symphonic/Chamber Vocal Literature (1). 

Corequisites with MUL 4500 Symphonic Literature. A 
practicum surveys Symphonic & Chamber vocal music 
from 17th Century to present day. Includes selection of 
personal repertory and ensemble performance. 

MUL 4662 History and Literature of Opera (3). 

Chronological survey of opera literature from the 17th 
century to present day. Analysis and performance of 
representative works. Prerequisites: MUH 3211 and MUH 
3212. 

MUL 5405 Keyboard Literature I (3). Study of solo works 
for the keyboard from historical beginnings to 1828. 
Performance practices and stylistic analysis will be 
emphasized, with illustrations of representative works. 

MUL 5406 Keyboard Literature II (3). Study of solo 
works for the keyboard from 1828 to the present. 
Performance practices and stylistic analysis will be 
emphasized, with illustrations of representative works. 
Prerequisite: MUL 5405. 

MUL 5435 Guitar Literature (3). Survey of solo, chamber, 
and concerto guitar literature from the 16th century to the 
present. Repertoires will be examined from historical, 
analytical, pedagogical, and text-critical perspectives. 

MUL 5456 Wind Instrument Literature (3). The history 
and development of Wind Instrument Literature from ca. 
1650 to the present day. Music appropriate for all levels of 
instruction from middle school through college level is 
included. Prerequisite: Advanced/graduate standing. 

MUL 5495 Survey of Organ Literature (3). Survey of 
organ literature, history, performance practice and organ 
design. Includes historic sound recordings and in-class 
performance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

MUL 5496 Organ Literature I (3). Survey of organ 
literature from antiquity to 1750 in the German, French, 
Italian schools. 

MUL 5497 Organ Literature II (3). Survey of organ 
literature from 1750 to the present in the German, French, 
and American schools. 



MUL 5607 Vocal Literature I (2). A survey of solo vocal 
literature from the 17th century to the late 18th century. 
Emphasis will be placed on a discussion of ornamentation 
and performance-practice and comparisons of editions. 

MUL 5609 Survey of Art Song Literature (3). An 

historical survey of the literature for solo voice from the 
medieval period to the national schools of the 
contemporary era. 

MUL 5624 Vocal Literature II (2). The German Lied and 
its poetry. Emphasis will be placed on a study of the poets 
and their poetry, important facts of the composers' lives 
and times and other musical and cultural developments. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

MUL 5625 Vocal Literature III (2). The French Melodie. 
Emphasis will be placed on a study of the poets and their 
poetry, their styles and schools, the composers' lives and 
times and other musical and cultural developments. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

MUL 5626 Vocal Literature IV (2). Twentieth-century art 
song. Emphasis will be placed on the rise of the nationalist 
schools, the development of atonalism and other modern 
schools of thought. 

MUL 5645 Choral Literature (3). A survey of sacred and 
secular choral literature from the Middle Ages to the 
present. Emphasis on stylistic analysis and performance 
practice for each style period. Includes score study, aural 
analysis of recorded performances and in-class 
performances. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUL 5671 Opera Literature (3). A chronological survey of 
operatic literature from the 17th century to the present 
day. Emphasis placed on the historical milieu in which the 
operatic form evolved through the ages. 

MUM 1401 Music Calligraphy (3). The correct 
procedures for music penmanship, the notation of notes 
and chords for music parts and scores. 

MUM 3601 Audio Techniques I (3). Basic sound 
engineering, including the basic workings of P.A. 
equipment and the interplay between the various 
components. 

MUM 3602 Audio Techniques II (3). Studio recording 
techniques, microphone placement, taping and mixing. 

MUM 4301 Business of Music (3). Principles and 
practices of modern publishing techniques; copyright laws; 
wholesale and retail distribution of music. Performance 
rights; agreements and relations between producers 
directors, performers, writers, personnel managers, and 
booking agents. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUM 4302 Business of Music II (3). Continuation of 
principles and practices of modern publishing techniques; 
copyright laws; wholesale and retail distribution of music. 
Performance rights; agreements and relations between 
producer, directors, performers, writers, personnel 
managers, booking agents. Prerequisite: MUM 4301. 

MUM 4803 Grant Writing for the Arts (2). Designed to 
familiarize the student with the fundamental tools and 
techniques in writing a successful grant proposal for the 
arts. Focuses on the basics of grant writing, where to find 
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MUM 4940 Music Internship (VAR). Practical experience 
utilizing music theory, composition, and history in the 
commercial music industry. The precise nature of the work 
will be determined in consultation with an advisor. 
Prerequisite: MUM 4302. 

MUM 5705 Advanced Business of Music (3). Topics 
include strategic planning, employee development, and 
decision making. Also includes a study of publishing, 
collection agencies, creative unions, and contracts with 
composers and producers. Prerequisites: MUM 4301 and 
permission of graduate advisor. 

MUM 5715 Performing Arts Production I (2). Focus on 
the various aspects of performing arts production. 
Students attend performances of every possible genre of 
performing arts and critique the production and the venue. 
Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. 

MUM 5725 Live Music Operations I (2). How promoters 
and producers project a profit margin and the ability to 
oversee a profit; considering overhead, scheduling, 
accommodations, concessions, sound and light. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5726 Live Music Operations II (3). Continuation of 
MUM 5725, Live Music Operations I. Emphasis on 
promoters', producers', and managers' ability to project a 
profit margin. An on-campus production is required as the 
final project. Prerequisites: MUM 5725 and permission of 
the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5795 Music Production Laboratory I (1). Students 
are assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. The productions are varied and 
provide the students the opportunity to put in practice work 
learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
graduate advisor. 

MUM 5796 Music Production Laboratory II (1). A 
continuation of Music Production Lab I. Students are 
assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. Prerequisites: MUM 5795 and 
permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5797 Music Production Laboratory III (1). A 
continuation of Music Production Lab II. Students are 
assigned to work in the production of 10-15 individual 
concert productions. Prerequisites: MUM 5796 and 
permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUM 5808 Grant Writing for the Arts (2). Designed to 
familiarize the student with the tools and techniques in 
writing a successful grant proposal. Focuses on the 
perspective of the arts manager/administrator in relation to 
grant writing and grant management. 

MUM 5809 Music Production Seminar (3). Explores 
issues and practical applications in the management of 
music centers, arts organizations and arts centers. 
Includes examination of local arts centers, local arts 
councils, music venues, performing arts venues, arts 
organizations, and arts service organizations. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
instructor 

MUM 5946 Performance Arts Internship (9). Interns 

assist and/or observe in all job functions and duties at an 

rtamment venue. Areas include: production 



management; design services; technical production; talent 
booking and casting; and creative show development. 
Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor. 

MUN 1100, 4103, 5105 Golden Panther Band (3). A 

study and performance of pop, jazz, and rock musical 
selections for the instrumental medium. Students will 
demonstrate what they have learned by performing and 
through individualized playing examinations. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 1120, 3123, 5125 Symphony Band (1). Concert 
Band ensemble for music majors on secondary 
instruments and non-music majors. Various types of 
concert band literature covered from differing grade levels. 
Course open to anyone who has previous experience 
playing a wind or percussion instrument. 

MUN 1140, 4143, 5145 Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1). 

Readings and performances of wind ensemble music from 
the 18th century to the present. Open to wind and 
percussion instrumentalists. Prerequisite: Permission of 
conductor. 

MUN 1210, 4213, 5215 Orchestra (1). An instrumental 
ensemble performing works from the symphonic repertory. 
Prerequisites: Previous experience and permission of 
conductor. 

MUN 1310, 3313, 5315 Concert Choir (1). A choral 
ensemble performing music written and arranged for 
mixed voices. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 1340, 3343, 5345 University Chorale (1). A mixed 
choir performing repertoire from Renaissance to Modern, 
as well as multicultural works. Prerequisite: Permission of 
conductor. 

MUN 1380, 3383, 4380, 5385 Master Chorale (1). A 

chorus performing a repertoire primarily from great choral 
works. Large orchestral accompaniment as well as various 
instrumental ensembles will be utilized. Prerequisite: 
Permission of conductor. 

MUN 1430, 3433, 5435 University Brass Choir (1). A 

study and performance of literature written for the brass 
medium (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) 
from the pre-baroque, baroque, classical, romantic and 
contemporary periods. May be repeated. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 1460, 3463, 5465 Chamber Music (1). Small 
ensemble in the performing of chamber music literature. 
Prerequisite: Permission of conductor. 

MUN 1471 Collegium Musicum (1). Collegium Musicum 
provides a forum for the study and performance of the 
musical literature of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 
Baroque eras. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 1481, 2482, 3484, 4486 Jazz Guitar Ensemble (1). 

Ensemble consists of five or more electric guitars 
performing arrangements, accompanied by bass and 
drums. Emphasis placed on sight reading, styles, 
phrasing, dynamics, ensemble blend, swing, etc. 

MUN 1710, 3713, 5715 Studio Jazz Ensemble (1). An 

ensemble to provide creative professional-level 
experience in the contemporary popular idiom. Permission 
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MUN 1790 Latin Jazz Ensemble (1). An ensemble to 
provide creative professional-level experience in the 
salsa/Latin jazz idiom. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MUN 2240, 4243, 5245 String Ensemble (1). 

Performance of orchestra literature for large string 
ensembles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

MUN 2320, 4323, 5325 Women's Chorus (1). A choral 
ensemble performing music written or arranged for 
women's voices. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 2330, 4333, 5335 Men's Chorus (1). A choral 
ensemble performing music written or arranged for men's 
voices. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 2440, 4443, 5445 Percussion Ensemble (1). A 

study and performance of music literature characteristic of 
the percussion ensemble. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MUN 2450, 4453, 5455 Piano Ensemble (1). The 

presentation and performance of music literature 
characteristic of piano and pianos in ensemble. 

MUN 2480, 4483, 5485 Guitar Ensemble (1). The 

presentation and performance of music literature 
characteristic of the Guitar Ensemble. Prerequisite: 
Permission of conductor. 

MUN 2490, 4493, 5496 New Music Ensemble (1). A 

chamber group of varying instrumentation and size 
performing art music from the 20th century with emphasis 
on music from the past 20 years. Explores electronics, 
multimedia works, etc. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MUN 2820, 4823, 5826 Latin American Music Ensemble 
(1). Study and performance of one or more folk and/or 
popular musical styles from Latin America. 

MUN 2510, 4513, 5515 Accompanying (1). 

Accompanying instrumental and vocal students in studio 
and recital situations. 

MUN 2711, 4714, 5716 Jazz Combo Class (1). Harmonic 
practice, formal procedures, rhythmic and improvisational 
practices of jazz performance in the small group. 
Prerequisite: Permission of conductor. 

MUN 3024 Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble (1). 

Explores new combinations of live electronics with 
acoustic instruments and other media by performing a 
diverse repertoire of music and new works. Repeatable. 
Prerequisite: MUC 1342. 

MUN 3474 Collegium Musicum (1). Collegium Musicum 
provides a forum for the study and performance of the 
musical literature of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 
Baroque eras. Sources research and programming are an 
additional component. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MUN 3793, 5795 Latin Jazz Ensemble (1). An ensemble 
to provide professional-level experience in the salsa/Latin 
jazz idiom. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

MUN 4784, 5785 Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques 
(1). An ensemble that provides its members a creative 



approach to jazz ensemble rehearsal techniques, 
literature, improvisation and related materials. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUN 5477 Collegium Musicum (1). Collegium Musicum 
provides a forum for the study and performance of the 
musical literature of the Medieval, Renaissance, and 
Baroque eras. Participation in the composition of program 
notes and rehearsal direction are additional components. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUO 1501, 4502, 5505 Opera Workshop (1). The 

presentation and performance of music literature 
indigenous to the opera stage. Prerequisite: Permission of 
director. 

MUO 2001 Music Theater Workshop-Voice (2). 

Introduction to musical comedy performance; integration 
of dramatic, musical and movement components studied 
through work on selected scenes and songs. Particular 
emphasis on vocal training. Corequisite: TPP 3250. 

MUO 3603 Elements of Stage Production (2). Aspects 
of technical theatre will be examined such as stage design 
and lighting, costumes and make-up, stage direction, prop 
construction, prompting, and Opera Theatre 
administration. 

MUO 4503 Opera Theatre I (3). Culmination of opera 
courses with emphasis on accumulation of repertoire, 
systematic development of a role, and rehearsal 
procedures and discipline. Student may perform self- 
directed scenes. Permission of the instructor. 

MUO 4504 Opera Theatre II (3). Continuation of Opera 
Theatre I. Student may participate in staged operatic 
production as performer or technical personnel. 
Prerequisites: MW 4561, MW 4451, and MW 3931 or 
permission of the instructor. 

MUR 3941, 5946 Organ Practicum (2). Study of practical 
aspects of organ performance as it pertains to 
employment within a sacred chamber music setting. 

MUS 1010, 3040 Recital Attendance (0). Students attend 
concerts and recitals as a corequisite to applied music. 
Required of music majors each semester. 

MUS 2201 Diction I (2). To develop skills in the proper 
enunciation of Italian, French and Latin diction as applied 
to singing in opera, oratorio, and art song. 

MUS 2202 Diction II (2). Develop skills in the proper 
enunciation of English, German and Spanish language in 
the performance of art song, oratorio, and opera literature. 

MUS 2211 English Diction (1). Develop the skills in the 
proper enunciation of the English language as used in 
opera, oratorio, and art song literature. Corequisites: All 
applied MW. 

MUS 2221 French Diction (1). Develop the skills in the 
proper enunciation of the French language as used by 
singers in opera, oratorio, and art song literature. 
Corequisites: All applied MW. 

MUS 2231 German Diction (1). Develop the skills in the 
proper enunciation of the German language as used by 
singers in opera, oratorio, and art song literature. 
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MUS 2241 Italian Diction (1). Develop the skills in the 
proper enunciation of the Italian language as used by 
singers in opera, oratorio, and art song literature. 
Corequisites: All applied MW. 

MUS 2501 Introduction to Digital Audio Production (3). 

A project-oriented class with assignments in basic audio 
editing, plug-ins, and sound effects. 

MUS 3331 Recording and Production in Pro Tools (3). 

A project-oriented class in audio recording and editing 
using the Pro Tools application. Prerequisite: MUS 2501. 

MUS 3333 Sound Reinforcement (1). Students gain 
hands-on experience with the music technology required 
for recording, mixing, and processing digital signals. 
Prerequisite: MUC 1342. 

MUS 3905, 5905 Directed Study (VAR). Designed to 
provide areas of exploration and specialization beyond the 
basic selected study programs, such as electronic music, 
religious music literature, sound techniques, etc. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUS 3910, 4910, 5910 Research (VAR). Research 
composition or performance projects, under the guidance 
and direction of the music faculty. (May be repeated). 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUS 4650 Experimental Music and Arts (3). The history 
of interdisciplinary art created in the 20th century is 
covered, giving students from different areas the 
opportunity to create interdisciplinary works. 

MUS 4949 Cooperative Education in Performing Arts 
(VAR). A student majoring in Performing Arts may spend 
several semesters fully employed in industry or 
government in a capacity relating to the major. 

MUS 5205 Graduate Review Diction I (2). To review the 
rules and methods of correct pronunciation of Italian, 
French, and Latin lyric diction as applied to singing opera, 
oratorio, and art song. 

MUS 5206 Graduate Review Diction II (2). A review of 
the rules and skills for proper enunciation of English, 
German, and Spanish language in the performance of 
classical vocal music. 

MUS 5345 MIDI Technology (2). Introduction to MIDI 
technology including sequencing, notation, patch editing 
and a variety of other applications. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

MUS 5512 Sound Reinforcement (2). Exploration of live 
music on location, dealing with commonly encountered 
acoustical problems and how to overcome them. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the graduate advisor. 

MUS 5527 Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble (1). 
The Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble explores new 
combinations of live electronics with acoustic instruments 
and other media by performing a diverse repertoire of 
music and new works. Prerequisites: MUC 2301 /MUC 
6305. 

MUS 5655 Expanding Artistic Expression (2). Focuses 
on expanding the horizons of the artistic vision of the 
student. Accomplished through a series of projects. 
Prerequisite Permission of the graduate advisor. 



MUS 5711 Music Bibliography (2). Library research 
methods and materials; documentation of research results 
in bibliographic style. Develops critical thinking and 
evaluative skills regarding sources of information, print 
and online. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

MUS 5906 Thesis/Recital (1-6). For students working on 
a thesis or recital for MM in Music. To be completed under 
the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

MUS 5971 Thesis (1-6). Research and/or performances 
towards completion of master's thesis work. Prerequisite: 
Permission of graduate area advisor. 

MUT 1001 Fundamentals of Music (3). A beginning 
music theory course in the basic elements of music 
rhythms, meter notation, key signatures, scales, intervals, 
and triads. 

MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3). This course is designed to 
promote and develop comprehensive musicianship in all 
disciplines of the musical art, analysis, composition, 
performance, and listening. 

MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3). This course is designed to 
promote and develop comprehensive musicianship in all 
disciplines of the musical art, analysis, composition, 
performance, and listening. The second semester is a 
continuation of Theory I. Prerequisite: MUT 1111. 

MUT 1221 Sightsinging I (1). Development of Basic 
Musicianship through aural perception, sightsinging, and 
ear training exercises. 

MUT 1222 Sightsinging II (1). Development of Basic 
Musicianship through aural perception, sightsinging and 
ear training exercises. The second semester is a 
continuation of Sightsinging I. Prerequisites: MUT 1111, 
MUT 1221. 

MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3). Continuation of Music 
Theory II. It seeks to promote and further develop 
comprehensive musicianship in all disciplines of the 
musical art, analysis, composition, performance, and 
listening. Prerequisite: MUT 1112. 

MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3). This course further 
develops those skills acquired in Music Theory III. 
Prerequisite: MUT 2116. 

MUT 2226 Sightsinging III (1). Continuation of 
Sightsinging II through aural perception, sightsinging, and 
ear training exercises. Prerequisites: MUT 1112, MUT 
1222. 

MUT 2227 Sightsinging IV (1). Continuation of 
Sightsinging III through aural perception, sightsinging, and 
ear training exercises. Prerequisites: MUT 2226, MUT 
2116. 

MUT 2641 Jazz Improvisation I (2). A beginning course 
in Jazz improvisation that teaches fundamental aspects, 
chord structures and extensions, chord scales, melodic 
patterns, and tunes. Course will involve both theory and 
practical application. A concert will be held at conclusion 
of the term. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MUT 2642 Jazz Improvisation II (2). A follow-up course 
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Jazz Improvisation I. Course stresses more complex chord 
structures, scales, and tunes. A concert will be held at 
conclusion of the term. Prerequisite: MUT 2641 . 

MUT 3170C Jazz Theory I (3). This 3-credit course is 
designed to streamline the jazz curriculum by replacing 
'Jazz Eartraining', 'Introduction to Jazz Studies', and 'Jazz 
Styles and Analysis'. It is a required course for all jazz 
performance majors. Prerequisites: MUT 2117, 2227. 
Corequisite: MUT 2641. 

MUT 3171C Jazz Theory II (3). Advanced jazz 
theory/harmony and ear-training. This is a required course 
for all jazz performance majors. Prerequisite: MUT 3170C. 
Corequisite: MUT 2642. 

MUT 3401 Counterpoint (3). A study of linear writing 
through species counterpoint. Two and three-part 
instrumental and vocal counterpoint of the 18th century: 
Canon, inventions, fugues. Emphasis will be placed on 
formal analysis. Prerequisites: MUT 2117, 2227. 

MUT 3611 Form and Analysis (3). Study and analysis 
from the smaller forms of musical composition to 
multimovement forms. Prerequisites: MUT 2117, MUT 
2227. 

MUT 4141 Comprehensive Music Systems (3). An 

introduction to the applied techniques of recent 
comprehensive theoretical approaches to musical 
analysis. Prerequisites: MUT 3611 or permission of the 
instructor. 

MUT 4311 Orchestration (3). With a background of basic 
theory, the student will explore the techniques of writing 
and arranging for instruments in performing organizations. 
Prerequisites: MUT 2117 and MUT 2227. 

MUT 4312 Advanced Orchestration (3). A follow-up 
course to Orchestration that teaches students advanced 
techniques in scoring for orchestral instruments as utilized 
by composers of western art music from classical to 
present times. Prerequisites: MUT 4311 or permission of 
the instructor. 

MUT 4353 Jazz Arranging (2). This course teaches the 
fundamental aspects of jazz arranging: instrumentation, 
transposition, section and ensemble writing, chord voicing, 
counterpoint, and form and analysis. The performance of 
an original arrangement is required as a final project. 
Prerequisite: MUT 2641. 

MUT 4354 Advanced Jazz Arranging (2). Advanced 
arranging and orchestration techniques for large jazz 
ensemble. Prerequisite: MUT 4353. 

MUT 4628 Atonal Analysis (3). A continuation of Music 
Theory IV, this course introduces students to the basic 
concepts and procedures for set-theoretic analysis of 
atonal and serial techniques used in 20 ,h -century music. 
Prerequisites: MUT 2117, MUT 2227, or permission of the 
instructor. 

MUT 4643 Jazz Improvisation III (2). A continuation of 
Jazz Improvisation II, this course teaches chromatic 
chords, advanced scales and progressions, patterns, 
repertoire. Individual and ensemble performance is 
required as a final project. Prerequisite: MUT 2642. 



MUT 4664 Jazz Styles and Analysis II (2). An extensive 
study of the significant styles and performers in jazz 
history from its origins to the present. Includes instruction 
in layered listening, various analyses, and transcribing. 
Continuation of Jazz Styles and Analysis I. Prerequisites: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5051 Graduate Theory Survey (1-3). Analytical, 
theoretical and aural skills required for successful 
graduate studies in music. Prerequisites: Placement exam 
or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5152 Comprehensive Musical Systems (3). 

Examination of various comprehensive theoretical 
systems utilized in the analysis of music. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5316 Advanced Orchestration (3). Examination of 
orchestrational techniques utilized by composers from the 
Baroque era through current times. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5355 Advanced Jazz Arranging and Composition 

(2). Scores and recordings of various sized jazz 
ensembles are studied for technique and style. Students' 
compositions and arrangements are performed. Topics 
include: forms, voicing techniques, instrumentation-live 
performance vs. recording session. Prerequisites: MUT 
4353; MUT 4664. 

MUT 5381 Arranging (3). A course in practical arranging 
for the public school teacher, including choral, band, and 
popular arranging. Prerequisites: MUT 2117 and MUT 
2227. 

MUT 5411 Modal Counterpoint (3). Develop skills 
necessary to write in the Renaissance style and to analyze 
the masterworks of Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, and 
others. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the 
Department of Music or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5486 Advanced Jazz Rehearsal Techniques (2). 

Study and practical application of complete preparation, 
programming, and rehearsing of small and large jazz 
ensembles. Students study scores and recordings of 
various jazz styles and rehearse school's ensembles. 
Prerequisites: MUN 4784; MUT 4643; MUT 4664. 

MUT 5585 Musical Styles Through Strict Composition 
(3). This course is designed to develop basic 
compositional skills for writing works in all forms. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Department of 
Music or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5627 Schenkerian Analysis (3). Advanced studies 
in Schenkerian analysis of tonal music. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing in the Department of Music or 
permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5628 Atonal Analysis (3). Advanced studies in set 
theory and serial techniques of twentieth-century music. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Department of 
Music or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5629 Analytical Techniques (3). Examination and 
practice of various techniques utilized in the analysis of art 
music from the common practice period through the 20th 
century. Prerequisites: Placement exam or permission of 
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MUT 5930 Special Topics (3). Examination of 
composers, compositional schools, or other areas of 
specialization and/or interest to the theory/composition 
faculty. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the 
Department of Music or permission of the instructor. 

MUT 5646 Advanced Jazz Techniques I (2). A 

comprehensive, theoretical study of topics related to jazz 
performance. Includes the nature of improvisation, 
advanced jazz harmony, theory of jazz improvisation, 
transcribing and analyzing solos of jazz masters. 
Prerequisite: MUT 4643. 

MUT 5647 Advanced Jazz Techniques II (2). A 

continuing study of topics related to jazz performance. 
Includes analyzing solos of jazz masters, development of 
repertoire, style, and aesthetic concepts. Prerequisite: 
MUT 5646. 

MUT 5746 Jazz Pedagogy (2). Materials, techniques, and 
philosophies related to teaching jazz. Includes preparation 
of courses, course outline and syllabi, lesson plans, 
lectures. Texts and other resources such as videos, 
recordings, periodicals, are examined. Prerequisites: MUT 
5355. 

MVB 1211, 2221, 3231, 4241, 5251 Secondary Applied 
Trumpet (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
trumpet as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVB 1212, 2222, 3232, 4242, 5252 Secondary Applied 

French Horn (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
French horn as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVB 1213, 2223, 3233, 4243, 5253 Secondary Applied 
Trombone (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
trombone as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVB 1214, 2224, 3234, 4244, 5254 Secondary Applied 
Baritone Horn (1). Individual instruction in applied music 
on baritone horn as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVB 1215, 2225, 3235, 4245, 5255 Secondary Applied 
Tuba (1). Individual instruction in applied music on tuba as 
a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVB 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Trumpet (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
trumpet as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1312, 2322, 3332, 4342, 5352 Principal Applied 
French Horn (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
French horn as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1313, 2323, 3333, 4343, 5353 Principal Applied 
Trombone (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
applied trombone as a principal instrument. Music majors 
only 

MVB 1314, 2324, 3334, 4344, 5354 Principal Applied 
Baritone Horn (2). Individual instruction in applied music 
on baritone horn as a principal instrument. Music majors 
only 



MVB 1315, 2325, 3335, 4345, 5355 Principal Applied 
Tuba (2). Individual instruction in applied music on tuba as 
a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1411, 2421 Major Applied Trumpet (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on trumpet as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1412, 2422, 3432 Major Applied French Horn (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on French horn as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1413, 2423 Major Applied Trombone (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on trombone as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1414, 2424 Major Applied Baritone Horn (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on baritone horn as 
a major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 1415, 2425 Major Applied Tuba (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on tuba as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVB 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Trumpet (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on trumpet as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 4442, 5452 Major Applied French Horn (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on French horn as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 3433, 4443, 5453 Major Applied Trombone (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on trombone as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 3434, 4444, 5454 Major Applied Baritone Horn (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on baritone horn as 
a major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 3435, 4445, 5455 Major Applied Tuba (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on tuba as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVB 3970 Junior Recital - Brass (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVB 4971 Senior Recital - Brass (1). All music majors 
must present, before graduation, at least one half (full 
recital performance for majors) of a public recital, and 
pass an oral examination on the music programmed. See 
areas of emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVJ 1210, 2220, 3230, 4240, 5250 Secondary Jazz 
Piano (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music on 
piano. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1211 Principal Applied Jazz Drums (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz drums as a principal 
instrument. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1213, 2223, 3233, 4243, 5253 Secondary Jazz 
Guitar (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music on 
guitar. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1214, 2224, 3234, 4244, 5254 Secondary Jazz 
Bass (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music on 



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bass. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1215, 2225, 3235, 4245, 5255 Secondary Jazz 
Flute (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music on 
flute. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1216, 2226, 3236, 4246, 5256 Secondary Jazz 
Saxophone (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz 
music on saxophone. Prerequisites: Preceding course in 
sequence or permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1217, 2227, 3237, 4247, 5257 Secondary Jazz 
Trumpet (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music 
on trumpet. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence 
or permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1218, 2228, 3238, 4248, 5258 Secondary Jazz 
Trombone (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz music 
on trombone. Prerequisites: Preceding course in 
sequence or permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1219, 2229, 3239, 4249, 5259 Secondary Latin 
Jazz Percussion (1). Individual instruction in applied jazz 
music on percussion. Prerequisites: Preceding course in 
sequence or permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1310 Principal Applied Jazz Piano (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz piano as a principal 
level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1312 Principal Applied Latin Jazz Percussion (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on Latin jazz 
percussion as a principal instrument. Prerequisite: Music 
majors only. 

MVJ 1313, 2323, 3333, 4343, 5353 Principal Applied 
Jazz Guitar (2). Individual instruction in applied jazz music 
on guitar. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1314, 2324, 3334, 4344, 5354 Principal Applied 
Jazz Bass (2). Individual instruction in applied jazz music 
on bass. Prerequisites: Preceding course in sequence or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 1316, 2326, 3336, 4346 Principal Applied Jazz 
Saxophone (2). Individual instruction on major 
instrument. An in-depth study of overall instrumental 
technique, styles, and other performance practices 
particularly relevant to jazz. Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 1317, 2327, 3337, 4347 Principal Applied Jazz 
Trumpet (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
jazz trumpet at a principal level. Prerequisite: Music 
majors only. 

MVJ 1318, 2328, 3338, 4348 Principal Applied Jazz 
Trombone (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
jazz trombone at a principal level. Prerequisite: Music 
majors only. 

MVJ 1410, 2420 Major Applied Jazz Piano (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz piano as a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1411 Major Applied Jazz Drums (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz drums as a major 
instrument. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 



MVJ 1413 Major Applied Jazz Guitar (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz guitar at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1414, 2424 Major Applied Jazz Bass (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz bass at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1416, 2426 Major Applied Jazz Saxophone (2). 

Individual instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, styles, and other 
performance practices particularly relevant to jazz. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 1417, 2427 Major Applied Jazz Trumpet (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on jazz trumpet at a 
major level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 1418, 2428, 3438, 4448, 5458 Major Applied Jazz 
Trombone (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
jazz trombone at a major level. Prerequisite: Music majors 
only. 

MVJ 2310, 3330, 4340 Principal Applied Jazz Piano (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on jazz piano at a 
principal level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 2329, 3339, 4349, 5359 Principal Applied Jazz 
Drums (2). Individual instruction in applied music on jazz 
drums at a principal level. Prerequisite: Music majors 
only. 

MVJ 2423 Major Applied Jazz Guitar (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz guitar at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 2425 Major Applied Jazz Drums (2). Individual 
instruction on jazz drums at the applied level. Prerequisite: 
Audition. 

MVJ 2429 Major Applied Jazz Latin Percussion (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on jazz percussion 
as a major instrument. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 3430, 4440 Major Applied Jazz Piano (3). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz piano as a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 3433, 4443 Major Applied Jazz Guitar (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on jazz guitar at a 
major level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 3434, 4444 Major Applied Jazz Bass (3). Individual 
instruction in applied music on jazz bass at a major level. 
Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 3436, 4446, 5456 Major Applied Jazz Saxophone 
(3). Individual instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, styles, and other 
performance practices particularly relevant to jazz. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 3435, 4445 Major Applied Jazz Drums (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music in the jazz idiom. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 3437, 4447, 5457 Major Applied Jazz Trumpet (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on jazz trumpet at a 
major level. Prerequisite: Music majors only. 

MVJ 3439, 4449, 5459 Major Applied Jazz Latin 
Percussion (3). Individual instruction in applied music on 



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jazz percussion as a major instrument. Prerequisite: Music 
majors only. 

MVJ 3970 Junior Recital - Jazz (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year. 
at least one-half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination. See areas of emphasis for specific 
requirements. Prerequisite: Approval of director of Jazz 
Studies. 

MVJ 4971 Senior Recital - Jazz (1). All music majors 
must present, before graduation, at least one half (full 
recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass an 
oral examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVJ 5150 Jazz Piano Techniques (1). Performance of 
basic jazz standards. Includes basic techniques of the 
instrument, chord voicing, comping. lead sheet realization 
for non-pianists. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

MVJ 5350 Principal Applied Jazz: Keyboard (2). 

Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent 
jazz styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5355 Principal Applied Jazz: Flute (2). Individual 
advanced instruction on major instrument. An in-depth 
study of overall instrumental technique, eminent jazz 
styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5356 Principal Applied Jazz: Saxophone (2). 
Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent 
jazz styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5357 Principal Applied Jazz: Trumpet (2). 
Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent 
jazz styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5358 Principal Applied Jazz: Trombone (2). 
Individual advanced instruction on major instrument. An in- 
depth study of overall instrumental technique, eminent 
jazz styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz. 

MVJ 5450 Major Applied Jazz Piano (3). Individual 
instruction in applied music at the graduate level. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVJ 5453 Major Applied Jazz Guitar (3). Individual 
instruction on major instrument, focusing on the jazz 
idiom. An in-depth study of overall instrumental technique, 
eminent styles, and other performance practices that are 
particularly relevant to jazz and commercial performance. 
Prerequisite Music Majors Only. 

MVJ 5454 Major Applied Jazz Bass (3). Individual 
instruction on major instrument, focusing on the jazz 
idiom. An in-depth study of overall instrumental technique, 
eminent styles, and other performance practices that are 
.ulariy relevant to jazz and commercial performance. 
Prerequisite Music Majors Only. 



MVJ 5455 Major Applied Jazz Drums (3). Individual 
instruction in applied music at the graduate level. 
Prerequisite: Audition. 

MVK 1111 Class Piano I (1). A course designed to teach 
piano skills and competencies to non-piano majors. This is 
a four-semester sequence for music majors. This course 
includes: keyboard familiarization, finger exercises and 
techniques, transposing, and easy literature. Prerequisite: 
None. Music majors only. 

MVK 1112 Class Piano II (1). A continuation of Class 
Piano I, MVK 1111. Prerequisite: MVK 1111. Music majors 
only. 

MVK 1115 Keyboard Studies (1). Course designed to 
develop the composite keyboard skills and practical 
training for the piano major/principal to become a 
proficient sight-reader. 

MVK 1211, 2221, 3231, 4241, 5251 Secondary Applied 
Piano (1). Individual instruction in applied music on piano 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVK 1213, 2223, 3233, 4243, 5253 Secondary Applied 
Organ (1). Individual instruction in applied music on organ 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVK 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Piano (2). Individual instruction in applied music on piano 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 1313, 2323, 3333, 4343, 5353 Principal Applied 
Organ (2). Individual instruction in applied music on organ 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 1411, 2421 Major Applied Piano (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on piano as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 1413, 2423 Major Applied Organ (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on organ as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 2121 Class Piano III (1). A continuation of Class 
Piano II. The course includes continued work in finger 
technique, scales and fingering, transposing, simple 
accompaniments to folk songs, sight reading cadences, 
and simple literature. Prerequisite: MVK 1112. Music 
majors only. 

MVK 2122 Class Piano IV (1). A continuation of Class 
Piano III. Prerequisite: MVK 2121. Music majors only. 

MVK 3130 Class Piano V (1). Further development of 
elementary keyboard techniques and musicianship: 
scales, harmonization, arpeggios, transposition, 
improvisation, sightreading, and simple literature. 
Prerequisites: MVK 2122 or by placement exam. 

MVK 3131 Class Piano VI (1). A continuation of MVK 
3130. Prerequisites: MVK 3130 or by placement exam. 

MVK 3135 Class Jazz Piano I (1). Jazz piano techniques 
for non-piano majors. Prerequisite: MVK 2122. 
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MVK 3136 Class Jazz Piano II (1). Intermediate jazz 
piano techniques for non-piano majors. Prerequisite: MVK 
3135. Corequisite: MUT 3171C. 

MVK 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Piano (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on piano as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 3433, 4443, 5453 Major Applied Organ (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on organ as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVK 3702 Ballet Accompanying (1). Training in the 
collaborative art form of Ballet accompaniment. 
Recognition of terminology/movement and appropriate 
musical accompaniment. Field observation, analysis and 
individual participation. Prerequisites: Piano majors and 
principals only. 

MVK 3970 Junior Recital - Keyboard (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVK 4141 Class Piano VII (1). Further development of 
elementary keyboard techniques and musicianship: 
scales, harmonization, arpeggios, transposition, 
improvisation, sightreading, and simple literature. 
Prerequisites: MVK 3131 or by placement exam. 

MVK 4142 Class Piano VIII (1). A continuation of MVK 
4141 . Prerequisites: MVK 4141 or by placement exam. 

MVK 4640 Piano Pedagogy (2). A survey of current 
teaching methods and techniques in piano pedagogy. 
Supervised teaching provides hands-on experience. 

MVK 4971 Senior Recital - Keyboard (1). All music 
majors must present, before graduation, at least one half 
(full recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass 
an oral examination on the music programmed. See areas 
of emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVK 5651 Piano Pedagogy (2). Survey of current piano 
teaching methods. 

MVK 5605 Organ Pedagogy (2). An overview of historical 
and modern organ methods, pedagogies and supporting 
material. 

MVK 5712 Survey of Dance Accompaniment (1). 

Survey of European dance tradition and musical 
accompaniment. Particular emphasis on the selection, 
improvisation/composition of musical accompaniment to 
Classical Ballet. Prerequisite: Graduate Piano Majors. 

MVO 5651 Graduate Pedagogy (1). The development of 
teaching skills required by graduate assistants, including 
classroom skills, designing examinations, etc. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Assistants. 

MVP 1211, 2221, 3231, 4241, 5251 Secondary Applied 
Percussion (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
percussion as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVP 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Percussion (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
percussion as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 



MVP 1411, 2421 Major Applied Percussion (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on percussion as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVP 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Percussion (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on percussion as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVP 3970 Junior Recital - Percussion (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVP 4971 Senior Recital - Percussion (1). All music 
majors must present, before graduation, at least one half 
(full recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass 
an oral examination on the music programmed. See areas 
of emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVS 1116 Guitar Skills (1). Emphasis on music reading 
and elementary techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

MVS 1211, 2221, 3231, 4241, 5251 Secondary Applied 
Violin (1). Individual instruction in applied music on violin 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 1212, 2222, 3232, 4242, 5252 Secondary Applied 
Viola (1). Individual instruction in applied music on viola 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 1213, 2223, 3233, 4243, 5253 Secondary Applied 
Cello (1). Individual instruction in applied music on cello 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 1214, 2224, 3234, 4244, 5254 Secondary Applied 
Double Bass (1). Individual instruction in applied music 
on double bass as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVS 1215, 2225, 3235, 4245, 5255 Secondary Applied 
Harp (1). Individual instruction in applied music on harp as 
a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 1216, 2226, 3236, 4246, 5256 Secondary Applied 
Guitar (1). Individual instruction in applied music on guitar 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Violin (2). Individual instruction in applied music on violin 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1312, 2322, 3332, 4342, 5352 Principal Applied 
Viola (2). Individual instruction in applied music on viola 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1313, 2323, 3333, 4343, 5353 Principal Applied 
Cello (2). Individual instruction in applied music on cello 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1314, 2324, 3334, 4344, 5354 Principal Applied 
Double Bass (2). Individual instruction in applied music 
on double brass as a principal instrument. Music majors 
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MVS 1315, 2325, 3335, 4345, 5355 Principal Applied 
Harp (2). Individual instruction in applied music on harp as 
a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1316, 2326, 3336, 4346, 5356 Principal Applied 
Guitar (2). Individual instruction in applied music on guitar 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1411, 2421 Major Applied Violin (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on violin as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1412, 2422 Major Applied Viola (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on viola as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVS 1413, 2423 Major Applied Cello (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on cello as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVS 1414, 2424 Major Applied Double Bass (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on double brass as 
a major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 1415, 2425 Major Applied Harp (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on harp as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVS 1416, 2426 Major Applied Guitar (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on guitar as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 2226 Intermediate Guitar Skills (1). Emphasis on 
techniques and styles such as calypso, folk, blues, 
classical, and jazz. Open to all FIU students. Prerequisite: 
MVS 1116. 

MVS 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Violin (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on violin as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 3432, 4442, 5452 Major Applied Viola (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on viola as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 3433, 4443, 5453 Major Applied Cello (3). 
Individual instruction in applied music on cello as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 3434, 4444, 5454 Major Applied Double Bass (3). 
Individual instruction in applied music on double brass as 
a major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 3435, 4445, 5455 Major Applied Harp (3). Individual 
instruction in applied music on harp as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVS 3436, 4446, 5456 Major Applied Guitar (3). 
Individual instruction in applied music on guitar as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVS 3970 Junior Recital - String (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVS 4541, 5545 Orchestral Audition Repertoire (3). 

This course prepares upper string players, primarily 

ists, for professional auditions by coaching them 

intensively in the standard audition repertoire and by 



holding mock auditions. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVS 4971 Senior Recital - String (1). All music majors 
must present, before graduation, at least one half (full 
recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass an 
oral examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MW 1111 Voice Class (1). Class instruction on voice 
designed to help the student in developing performance 
skills and increased musical knowledge. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MW 1211, 2221 , 3231 , 4241 , 5251 Secondary Voice (1 ). 

Individual instruction in applied music on voice as a 
secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MW 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Voice (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
trumpet as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MW 1411, 2421 Major Applied Voice (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on voice as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MW 2121 Intermediate Voice Class (1). Emphasis on 
sightsinging, tonal production, interpretation, and other 
vocal exercises. Particular attention is paid to vocal and 
acting improvisation. Prerequisite: MW 1111. 

MW 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Voice (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on voice as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MW 3630 Vocal Pedagogy (2). Research into various 
philosophies of vocal pedagogy with emphasis on the 
science of acoustics, anatomy, terminology, psychological 
factors which apply to the art of singing. 

MW 3970 Junior Recital - Voice (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MW 4551 Opera History Practicum (2). A performance 
course corequisite with History of Opera: MUL 4662 with 
emphasis on historical development and differentiation of 
operatic styles through characterization and musical 
interpretation. Includes ensemble experience. 

MW 4971 Senior Recital - Voice (1). All music majors 
must present, before graduation, at least one half (full 
recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass an 
oral examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MW 5651 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy I (2). An 

introduction to the history and development of vocal 
pedagogy for the graduate voice major. Emphasis will be 
placed on a study of the anatomy and acoustics of the 
human voice. 

MW 5652 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy II (2). Practical 
application of the principles of vocal technique in the 
studio. Emphasis will be placed on the psychological 
factors which apply to singing and the teaching of singing. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Vocal Pedagogy I. 



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MVW 1211, 2221, 3231, 4241, 5251 Secondary Applied 
Flute (1). Individual instruction in applied music on flute as 
a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVW 1212, 2222, 3232, 4242, 5252 Secondary Applied 
Oboe (1). Individual instruction in applied music on oboe 
as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

MVW 1213, 2223, 3233, 4243, 5253 Secondary Applied 
Clarinet (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
clarinet as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVW 1214, 2224, 3234, 4244, 5254 Secondary Applied 
Bassoon (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
bassoon as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVW 1215, 2225, 3235, 4245, 5255 Secondary Applied 
Saxophone (1). Individual instruction in applied music on 
saxophone as a secondary instrument. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MVW 1311, 2321, 3331, 4341, 5351 Principal Applied 
Flute (2). Individual instruction in applied music on flute as 
a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1312, 2322, 3332, 4342, 5352 Principal Applied 
Oboe (2). Individual instruction in applied music on oboe 
as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1313, 2323, 3333, 4343, 5353 Principal Applied 
Clarinet (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
clarinet as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1314, 2324, 3334, 4344, 5354 Principal Applied 
Bassoon (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
bassoon as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1315, 2325, 3335, 4345, 5355 Principal Applied 
Saxophone (2). Individual instruction in applied music on 
saxophone as a principal instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1411, 2421 Major Applied Flute (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on flute as a major instrument. 
Music majors only. 

MVW 1412, 2422 Major Applied Oboe (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on oboe as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1413, 2423 Major Applied Clarinet (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on clarinet as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1414, 2424 Major Applied Bassoon (2). Individual 
instruction in applied music on bassoon as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 1415, 2425 Major Applied Saxophone (2). 

Individual instruction in applied music on saxophone as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 3431, 4441, 5451 Major Applied Flute (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on flute as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 3432, 4442, 5452 Major Applied Oboe (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on oboe as a major 
instrument. Music majors only. 



MVW 3433, 4443, 5453 Major Applied Clarinet (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on clarinet as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 3434, 4444, 5454 Major Applied Bassoon (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on bassoon as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 3435, 4445, 5455 Major Applied Saxophone (3). 

Individual instruction in applied music on saxophone as a 
major instrument. Music majors only. 

MVW 3970 Junior Recital - Woodwind (1). All music 
performance majors must present, during their junior year, 
at least one half of a public recital, and pass an oral 
examination on the music programmed. See areas of 
emphasis for specific requirements. 

MVW 4971 Senior Recital - Woodwind (1). All music 
majors must present, before graduation, at least one half 
(full recital performance major) of a public recital, and pass 
an oral examination on the music programmed. See areas 
of emphasis for specific requirements. 



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Theatre 

Lesley-Ann Timlick, Associate Professor and Chair 

Phillip Church, Associate Professor 

Jesse Dreikosen, Assistant Professor 

Anthony Galaska, Assistant Professor 

Geordan Gottlieb, Assistant Technical Director 

Marina Pareja, Costumer 

Celso Peruyera, Technical Director 

Wayne Robinson, Associate Professor 

Marilyn Skow, Associate Professor 

Jennifer Smith, Assistant Professor 

Michael Yawney, Assistant Professor 

The goal of the Theatre Program is to provide intensive 
theatre training through classes and productions, 
conducted with professional theatre discipline and the 
highest possible aesthetic standards. In addition to 
completion of course work, theatre majors are required to 
participate in all major productions while the student is 
enrolled in the program. 

B.A. candidates will complete the core theatre courses 
and select an additional 18 elective theatre credits from 
the approved list of theatre courses. B.F.A. candidates will 
complete their core theatre courses plus a specialization in 
either performance or design. In conjunction with specified 
courses in the College of Education the Department offers 
all of the courses required for the student to be eligible for 
teacher certification in Theatre Education. 

The degree requirements represent a four year program. 
Upper division transfers must have their lower division 
preparation evaluated by the university and by the 
Department and will be advised accordingly. 
An audition or portfolio review and/or interview is 
required of all candidates wanting to enter the theatre 
program. To qualify for full admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements, including CI-AS, completion of 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Candidates for whom English is a second language must 
have a minimum TOEFL score of at least 550, plus an 
interview with department personnel to determine 
adequacy of their English writing and speaking skills. 

Due to the high cost of producing theatrical productions 
lab fees are attached to many of our courses. 

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre 

Degree Program Hours (120) 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
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For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
-rg. See Common Prerequisite Manual. 



THE 1020 Introduction to Theatre For Majors 

THE 4110 Theatre History I 

THE 41 11 Theatre History II 

THE 4314 Classical Dramatic Literature 

THE 4370 Modern Dramatic Literature 

THE 4972 Senior Thesis 

TPA1320L Technical Skills I 

TPA1321L Technical Skills II 

TPA 2001 L Production Participation 

(must be repeated for 2 credits) 

TPA 201 Introduction to Design 

TPA 2210 Stagecraft I 

TPA 2290L Technical Theatre Lab I 

TPA 2291 L Technical Theatre Lab II 

TPA 2292L Technical Theatre Lab III 

TPA 3230 Stage Costuming 

TPA 3293L Technical Theatre Lab IV 

TPP1110 Acting I 

TPP2111 Acting II 

TPP3310 Directing I 

Choose 1 course from the following - 3 credits 

TPA 3040 Costume Design I 

TPA 2220 Stage Lighting I 

TPA 3060 Scenic Design I 

Choose 18 credits from these electives: 

THE 4760 Methods of Teaching Theatre 

THE 4916 Research 

THE 4950 Internship 

TPA 2211 Stagecraft II 

TPA 2220 Stage Lighting I 

TPA 2248 Stage Makeup 

TPA 3002 Period Styles in Theatre Design 

TPA 3060 Scenic Design I 

TPA 3930 Special Topics in Theatre 

TPA 4400 Stage & Theatre Management 

TPP2112 Acting III 

TPP2160 Theatre Voice and Movement I 

TPP 2161 Theatre Voice and Movement II 

TPP3113 Acting IV 

TPP 3730 Dialects 

TPP 4311 Directing II 

TPP 4600 Playwriting I 

TPP 4601 Playwriting II 



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Degree Program Hours: 128 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
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Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Performance Specialization (81) 

THE 1020 Introduction to Theatre For Majors 1 

THE 41 10 Theatre History I 3 

THE 4111 Theatre History II 3 



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THE 4370 Modern Dramatic Literature 

THE 4971 Senior Projects 

TPA1320L Technical Skills I 

TPA1321L Technical Skills II 

TPA2001L Production Participation 

(must be repeated for 2 credits) 

TPA2010 Introduction to Design 

TPA2210 Stagecraft I 

TPA 2248 Stage Makeup 

TPA 2290L Technical Theatre Lab I 

TPA 2291 L Technical Theatre Lab II 

TPA 2292L Technical Theatre Lab III 

TPA 3230 Stage Costuming 

TPA 3293L Technical Theatre Lab IV 

TPP1110 Acting I 

TPP2111 Acting II 

TPP2112 Acting III 

TPP 3304 Playscript Analysis 

TPP3310 Directing I 

TPP 4600 Playwriting I 

Advanced Courses in Performance Specialization 

TPP 3113 Acting IV 

TPP 3164 Theatre Voice and Movement III 

TPP 3165 Theatre Voice and Movement IV 

TPP 4114 Acting V 

TPP 4117 Acting VI 

TPP 4195L Upper Division Production and 

Performance 

(May be repeated a maximum of 3 

times) 

TPP 4224 Acting VII 

TPP 4265 Acting VIII 
1 Dance technique class as approved by an advisor 
And 

Choose another 3 credits from these electives: 
Dance technique class as approved by an advisor 

MUN 2320 Women's Chorus 

MUN 2330 Men's Chorus 

TPP 3730 Dialects 

TPP 3923 Musical Theatre Workshop 

TPP 4531 Stage Combat 

TPP 4564 Mime 

Design Specialization (60) 

THE 1020 Introduction to Theatre For Majors 

THE 41 10 Theatre History I 

THE 41 11 Theatre History II 

THE 4370 Modern Dramatic Literature 

THE 4916 Research : Portfolio 

THE 4950 Internship 

THE 4971 Senior Projects 

TPA 200 1 L Production Participation 

TPA 2010 Introduction to Design 

TPA 2210 Stagecraft I 

TPP 2220 Stage Lighting I 

TPA 2248 Stage Makeup 

TPA 2290L Technical Theatre Lab I 

TPA 2291 L Technical Theatre Lab II 

TPA2292L Technical Theatre Lab III 

TPA 3002 Period Styles in Theatre Design 

TPA 3230 Stage Costuming 

TPA 3293L Technical Theatre Lab IV 

TPA 3296 Advanced Technical Project I 

TPA 4297 Advanced Technical Project II 



TPA 4298 Advanced Technical Project I 

TPP 1110 Acting I 

TPP 21 11 Acting II 

TPP 3310 Directing I 

Plus one of the two following courses: 

ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 

or 
ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 

Plus one of the following 3 specializations: 

Costume Specialization (18) 

ARH 2051 
ART 333 1C 
TPA 3040 
TPA 3930 

TPA 3930 

TPA 4041 



Art History Survey II 

Figure Drawing II 

Costume Design I 

Special Topics in Theatre: Costume 

Patterning 

Special Topics in Theatre (Costume 

Crafts) 

Costume Design II 



One elective course from the following, as approved 
by advisor: 

ARH 3350 Baroque Art 3 

ARH 4310 Early Italian Renaissance 3 

ARH 4312 Later Italian Renaissance 3 

Lighting Specialization (15) 

TPA 3040 Costume Design I 3 

TPA 3060 Scenic Design I 3 

TPA 3071 Stage Rendering 3 

TPA 3930 Special Topics in Theatre: Drafting 3 

TPA 4221 Stage Lighting II 3 

Two elective courses from the following, as approved 
by an advisor: 

ART 1 201 C 2D Design 3 

ART1203C 3D Design 3 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 

Scenery Specialization (15) 

ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3 

TPA 3060 Scenic Design I 3 

TPA 3071 Stage Rendering 3 

TPA 3930 Special Topics in Theatre: Drafting 3 

TPA 4061 Scenic Design II 3 

Two elective courses from the following, as approved 
by an advisor: 

ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 3 

ART 1 201 C 2D Design 3 

ART1203C 3D Design 3 

ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3 

ART 3331 Figure Drawing II 3 

Minor in Theatre 

Required Courses: (24) 

THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation 3 

THE 4370 Modern Dramatic Literature 3 

TPA 2210 Stagecraft 3 

TPA 2290L Tech Theatre Lab I 1 

TPP 2100 Introduction to Acting 3 

Theatre Electives (upper division) 1 1 
Theatre minors will not be allowed to take TPP 2110 
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Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

FIL-Film; THE-Theatre; TPA-Theatre Production and 
Administration: TPP-Theatre- Performance and 
Performance Training F-Fall semester offering: S-Spring 
semester offering; SS-Summer semester offering. 

FIL 3001 Introduction to Filmmaking (3). For the 

beginning student of filmmaking. Survey of the origins and 
development of cinematography as an art form. 
Presentation and technical analysis of selected films. 

THE 1020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors (1). An 

orientation to the study, theory, and practice of theatre for 
freshman theatre majors. It provides the foundation for 
theatre study at more advanced levels. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F) 

THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (3). A study of theatre: 
process and product, introducing the past of theatre, its 
literature and traditions; and the means by which theatre is 
produced: acting, directing and visual design. (F,S) 

THE 2051 Children's Theatre (3). Techniques of 
selection, production, and performance of plays for 
children. 

THE 2820 Creative Dramatics (3). The study of informal 
drama activity with children. Techniques of improvisation, 
sense recall, music, and movement are employed. 

THE 4110 Theatre History I (3). The development of the 
theatre from its origins to the early 19th century. (F) 

THE 4111 Theatre History II (3). The development of the 
theatre from early 19th century to the present. (S) 

THE 4314 Classical Dramatic Literature (3). Intensive 
play reading and discussion of plays from the classical 
canon, including Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance 
and Restoration dramas. Prerequisites: THE 1020 or THE 
2000. 

THE 4370 Modern Dramatic Literature (3). Intensive 
play reading and discussion from early modern through 
contemporary. (F) 

THE 4760 Methods of Teaching Theatre (3). Theory and 
practice in developing skills as a high school 
director/teacher. Review texts and resource materials, 
develop a theatre education philosophy and practice 
teaching strategies. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

THE 4916 Research (1-5). Supervised individual 
investigation of special research projects. Credit will vary 
with the nature and scope of the project. May be repeated. 

THE 4930 Senior Seminar (2). Theories of theatre 
presentation. Reading, seminar presentations and 
discussions cover the theories of playwriting, dramatic 
forms, acting, directing, design and theatrical criticism. 
Prerequisite Theatre major. (S) 

THE 4950 Theatre Internship (1-6). Supervised 
internship in a professional company in acting, directing, 
stage management, design, technical theatre, or theatre 
management Repeatable one time for credit. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 



THE 4971 Senior Projects (1). Final preparation and 
performance or presentation of a creative project in the 
student's area of emphasis under the direction of a faculty 
advisor. Theatre majors only. 

THE 4972 Senior Thesis (1). Research and writing of a 
thesis dealing with an aspect of theatre history and/or 
theory. Prerequisite: Permission of the advisor. 

TPA 1320L Technical Skills I - Scene Shop (1). 

Fundamentals of technical theatre. Emphasis on scene 
shop. 

TPA 1321L Technical Skills II - Costume Shop (1). 

Fundamentals of technical theatre. Emphasis on costume 
shop. 

TPA 2001 L Production Participation Lab (1). Students 
perform technical work on theatre productions. Required 
each term for theatre majors not taking a technical 
production course. Must be repeated for a total of 2 
credits. 

TPA 2010 Introduction to Design (3). An introduction to 
the concept of basic design elements and development of 
visual vocabulary as a prerequisite for Scenic, Lighting 
and Costume Design. Lecture and Laboratory. 
Prerequisite: TPA 2210. (F, S) 

TPA 2210 Stagecraft I (3). An introduction to construction 
techniques used in stage. Direct experience with wood 
and metal working tools, blueprint reading, and various 
materials including wood, metal, plastics and fabrics. 
Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Permission of 
advisor. (F,S) 

TPA 2211 Stagecraft II (3). Advanced problems in the 
construction and movement of scenery, properties, and 
special effects. Prerequisite: TPA 2210. 

TPA 2220 Stage Lighting (3). Familiarization with stage 
lighting equipment, purposes, and aesthetics of stage 
lighting; development of an approach to designing lighting; 
practical experience in the use of equipment. Lecture and 
laboratory. 

TPA 2248 Stage Make-up (3). Facial analysis, color 
matching, makeup design and application techniques of 
makeup for the stage. Includes character analysis and 
history of makeup styles. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

TPA 2290L Technical Theatre Lab I (1). Supervised crew 
work in construction, painting, lighting, costuming, and 
running major productions. Required of Theatre majors. 
(F,S) 

TPA 2291 L Technical Theatre Lab II (1). Supervised 
crew work. Required of Theatre majors. (F,S) 

TPA 2292L Technical Theatre Lab III (1). Supervised 
crew work. Required of Theatre majors. (F,S) 

TPA 3002 Period Styles in Theatre Design (3). An 

introduction to period styles and ornament and how it 
applies to Theatre Design. Prerequisite: TPA 2010. 

TPA 3040 Costume Design I (3). The theory and practice 
of designing stage costumes through play and character 
analysis, research, and translation of this information into 



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effective stage costume designs. Prerequisites: TPA 3230 
and permission of the instructor. 

TPA 3060 Scenic Design I (3). Nontraditional approaches 
to the development of design elements for the stage. 
Prerequisite: TPA 2210. 

TPA 3071 Stage Rendering (3). An introduction to the 
Techniques used in rendering scenery and costume 
design concepts. Recommended as preparation for TPA 
3060. 

TPA 3077 Scene Painting (3). A hands-on study of the 
basic techniques and processes used by scenic artists. 

TPA 3230 Stage Costuming (3). Costume history and 
costume construction techniques, as well as the basics of 
the design process, fabric identification, and manipulation. 
Corequisites: TPA 2290L, TPA 2291 L, TPA 2292L, or TPA 
3293L. (F,S) 

TPA 3293L Technical Theatre Lab IV (1). Supervised 
crew work. Required of Theatre majors. Prerequisite: TPA 
2292L. (F,S) 

TPA 3296 Advanced Technical Project I (2). Advanced 
practical projects in theatre design and technology in 
support of produced departmental productions. Projects 
are assigned to the student on the basis of emphasis and 
experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

TPA 3930 Special Topics in Theatre (1-3). Lecture-lab 
studies in particular areas of theatre production, one area 
per semester, including stage management, prop making, 
sound design, special effects. May be repeated 3 times for 
up to 9 credits. Prerequisite: TPA 2210. 

TPA 4041 Costume Design II (3). A continuation of 
Costume Design I, with increased emphasis on refining 
skills developed at first design level, plus developing a 
personal design style and more advanced construction 
skills. Prerequisite: TPA 3040, 

TPA 4061 Scenic Design II (3). Advanced skills in setting 
the mood of, and creating movement through a theatrical 
space. Emphasis will be placed upon rendering 
Techniques and model making. Prerequisite: TPA 3060. 

TPA 4221 Stage Lighting II (3). Advance work in lighting 
of the stage. Emphasis is on practical training and 
experience through drafting of light plots accompanied by 
discussion and evaluation. Prerequisite: TPA 2220. 

TPA 4297 Advanced Technical Project II (2). Advanced 
practical projects in theatre design and technology in 
support of produced departmental productions. Projects 
are assigned to the student on the basis of emphasis and 
experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

TPA 4298 Advanced Technical Project III (2). Advanced 
practical projects in theatre design and technology in 
support of produced departmental productions. Projects 
are assigned to the student on the basis of emphasis and 
experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

TPA 4400 Stage and Theatre Management (3). A two 

part course introducing practical methods of stage 
management and aspects of theatre administration: 
marketing, budgeting, box office, fund raising. 



TPA 5025 Performance Lighting (2). An introduction to 
lighting for entertainment art's performances such as 
those presented at theme parks, concerts and outdoor 
performances. Prerequisite: Permission of graduate area 
advisor. 

TPP 1110 Acting I (2). An introduction to the acting 
process using an improvisational approach, includes 
theatre games and exercises by Spolin, Johnstone, and 
Boal. Majors only. Corequisite: THE 1020 (F) 

TPP 2100 Introduction to Acting (3). An introduction to 
the acting process. Self awareness, physical and vocal 
control, basic stage techniques and beginning scene work 
will be studied. Intended for the student with little or no 
acting experience. (F,S) 

TPP 2111 Acting II (3). Moves from improvisation to 
scripted scene study. Explores use of self and the basics 
of the acting process. Majors only. Prerequisites: TPP 
1110 and permission of the advisor. (S) 

TPP 2112 Acting III (3). The application of acting theories 
to scene-work. Stanislavski technique with an emphasis 
on making actable choices through rehearsal and text 
analysis. Majors only. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. (F) 

TPP 2160 Theatre Voice and Movement I (3). 

Development of the actor's voice and body for the 
demands of clear performance. An exploration of proper 
vocal production and movement fundamentals. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

TPP 2161 Theatre Voice and Movement II (3). A 

continuation of development of the actor's voice and body 
for clear performance. Emphasis on standard speech, 
scansion and physical characterization. Prerequisite: TPP 
2160. Corequisite: TPP 3113. 

TPP 3113 Acting IV (3). Continuation of the development 
and training of acting skills with emphasis on 
transformational character choices. Scene work in modern 
styles from playwrights such as O'Neill, Williams, Fornes, 
and Lorca. Majors only. Prerequisites: TPP 2112 and 
permission of the instructor. (S) 

TPP 3164 Theatre Voice and Movement III (3). Laban, 
Feldenkrais, and Neutral Mask will be studied to improve 
self-use and body articulation. Emphasis on handling 
heightened texts such as Shakespeare. Prerequisite: 
Audition for B.F.A. program. Corequisite: TPP 4114. (F) 

TPP 3165 Theatre Voice and Movement IV (3). 

Exploration of physical and vocal approaches to American 
Musical Theatre from 1920 to the present. Prerequisite: 
TPP 3164. (S) 

TPP 3263 Film Acting for Non-Majors (3). An 

introduction to the acting process for film and TV. 
Emphasis on acting, directing and writing process behind 
and in front of the camera. 

TPP 3265 Introduction to Acting for TV/Film (3). An 

introduction to the fundamentals of acting/directing for 
TV/Film through practical exercise and creative 
assignments. 

TPP 3304 Playscript Analysis (3). Detailed playscript 
examination for directors, actors and designers, focusing 



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on identification of those elements upon which successful 
theatre production depends. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the advisor. (F) 

TPP 3310 Directing I (3). Basic principles of play 
direction; including problems of selecting, analyzing, 
casting, and rehearsing plays, script analysis. 
Prerequisite: TPP 2112. (F,S) 

TPP 3730 Dialects (3). A study of dialects common to 
western theatre. Prerequisites: TPP 3165 or permission of 
the advisor. 

TPP 3923 Musical Theatre Workshop I (3). An 

introduction to Musical Comedy performance: integration 
of the dramatic, musical and movement components will 
be studied through work on selected scenes. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the advisor. 

TPP 4114 Acting V (3). Classical styles of acting focusing 
on Shakespeare and the Restoration. BFA majors only. 
Prerequisites: TPP 3113 and permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: TPP 3164. (F) 

TPP 4117 Acting VI (3). A comprehensive course in the 
study of acting, writing and directing for the camera- 
documentary, dramatic scenes, commercials - offered in 
conjunction with Channel 17. BFA majors only. 
Prerequisites: TPP 4114 and permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: TPP 3165. (S) 

TPP 4166 Voice and Movement V (3). The Study of 
dialects, vocal characterization and voice-over. Complex 
physical characterization exploration using character mask 
work. Prerequisite: TPP 3165. Corequisite: TPP 4224. 

TPP 4195L Upper Division Production and 
Performance (1). Exploration of the acting process 
through rehearsal and performance of a play. Class must 
be repeated 3 times for 3 credits. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

TPP 4224 Acting VII (3). Audition techniques through 
preparation and presentation of audition material. Includes 
an exploration of professional actor training and actor 
business protocol. BFA majors only. Prerequisites: TPP 
4117, TPP 3165 and permission of the advisor. (F) 

TPP 4253 Advanced Musical Theatre Studies (3). 

Prepares students to audition for all types of musical 
theatre productions. Class format is a master class. 
Prerequisites: BFA Student -TPP 3165. 

TPP 4265 Acting VIII (3). Survey of techniques used in 
solo performance and one-actor productions, featuring 
practical application of these techniques to original 
materials. BFA majors only. Prerequisite: TPP 4224. (S) 

TPP 4311 Directing II (3). A continued study of directing 
Techniques culminating in the preparation of a play for 
public performance. Prerequisites: TPP 3310 and 
permission of the advisor. 

TPP 4531 Stage Combat (3). A study of combat 
techniques for the stage, including fencing, boxing, 
wrestling, and tumbling, 

TPP 4564 Mime (3). A movement course to teach the 
actor the physical skill of mime. This course will improve 



the students attention, strength, balance, dexterity and 
clarity. 

TPP 4600 Playwriting I (3). Study of the theory and 
principles of writing plays for the stage. Practice in writing 
either the short or long play. May be repeated. 

TPP 4601 Playwriting II (3). A continuation of the study of 
the theory and principle of writing plays for the stage. 
Actual practice in writing plays. Prerequisite: TPP 4600. 

TPP 4920 Advanced Actor's Workshop I (3). This 
course will concentrate on the acting demands of a 
specific period, style, genre, or playwright. Prerequisites: 
TPP 41 14 or permission of the advisor. 

TPP 4930 Special Topics in Theatre Performance (1-3). 

Studio sessions covering selected topics of current 
interest in theatre performance. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

TPP 5615 Graduate Playwriting Workshop I (3). A 

graduate course in playwriting focusing on structure, 
character development, conflict dialogue, and dramatic 
action. Students work through a series of exercises 
exploring different techniques leading to the development 
of a 10 minute play and a full length play. Students read 
and discuss scenes in class. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

TPP 5616 Graduate Playwriting Workshop II (3). For 

graduate students in the Creative Writing program who 
wish to continue with a second playwriting class. Students 
work on exercises and scenes leading to the development 
of a full length play. Prerequisites: One course in 
playwriting or screenwriting. 

TPP 5617 Graduate Playwriting Workshop III (3). A 

graduate course in playwriting focusing on the 
development of a full length play with special attention to 
structure, character development conflict, dialogue, and 
dramatic action. Students work through a series of scenes 
leading to the development of a full length play. 
Prerequisite: TPP 5616. 



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The Arts 



Acting Dean 

Associate Dean, Administration 



Brian Schriner 
David F. Bergwall 



Faculty 

Abbott, Phillip, MID (University of Florida), Assistant 

Professor, Interior Design 
Andia, Alfredo, MDes, PhD (University of California- 
Berkeley), Associate Professor, Architecture 
Arias, Javier, Artist Diploma (University of Cincinnati), 

Instructor, String/Orchestral Studies, Amernet String 

Quartet 
Arpad, Tori, MFA (University of Arizona), Associate 

Professor, Ceramics 
Augenblick, John, DMA (University of Miami), 

Associate Professor and Coordinator, Vocal/Choral 

Studies 
Belcher, Nathaniel Q., MArch, AIA (Harvard 

University), Associate Professor, Architecture 
Bergwall, David F., MBA, DBA (George Washington 

University), Associate Professor and Associate Dean, 

College of Architecture and The Arts 
Bernhardt, Barry, MA (Truman University), Instructor and 

Director of Marching Band 
Brant, Sharon, MFA (University of Wyoming), Assistant 

Professor, Painting/Drawing 
Brown, Joann, MA (University of Miami), Instructor and 

Chair, Communication Arts 
Buckley, Ralph, MFA (Maryland Institute), Professor, 

Sculpture 
Bueno, Juan Antonio, MLA, ASLA, PE (Harvard 

University), Professor, Landscape Architecture 
Burke, William, MFA (State University of New York at 

New Paltz), Professor, Ceramics and Chair, Academic 

Programs School of Art and Art History 
Burns, Kristine H., DA (Ball State University), Associate 

Professor, Composition/Music Technology 
Busch, Claudia, MArch (Columbia University), 

Associate in Design, Architecture 
Campbell, Gary, MM (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor, Jazz Performance 
Canaves, Jaime, MArch, FAIA, IIDA (University of 

Florida), Professor, Architecture 
Canaves, Marta, MLA, ASLA, IIDA (Florida 

International University), Associate in Design and 

Chair, Landscape Architecture 
Chandler, Jason R., MArch, AIA (Harvard University), 

Assistant Professor, Architecture 
Church, Phillip, MFA (University of California-Irvine), 

Associate Professor, Theatre 
Dambach, Kathy, MFA (Ohio State University and 

Wayne State University), Professor, Art 
Davidovici, Robert, Postgraduate Diploma (The 

Juilliard School), Professor and Artist-in- 

Residence, String/Orchestral Studies 
del Valle, Eduardo, MFA (Brooklyn College, City 

University of New York), Professor, Photography 
Doiata, David, PhD (Case Western Reserve 

University), Associate Professor, Music 

Theory/History 



Dreikosen, Jesse, MFA (Purdue University), Assistant 

Professor, Theatre 
Drisin, Adam M., MArch (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor and Chair, Architecture 
Dundas, Robert, MFA (University of Iowa), Associate 

Professor, Vocal/Choral Studies 
Fuller, Karen, MFA (Florida International University), 

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Performing 

Arts Management 
Galand, Joel, PhD (Yale University), Associate 

Professor, Music Theory/History and 

Director, Graduate Studies, Music 
Galaska, Anthony, MFA (Purdue University), Assistant 

Professor, Theatre 
Garcia, Orlando, DMA (University of Miami), Professor 

and Coordinator, Composition and Chair, Music 
Geki, Kemal, MA (University ofNovi Sad, 

Yugoslavia), Professor and Artist-in-Residence, 

Keyboard Studies 
Goldemberg, Eric M., MSAAD (Columbia University), 

Assistant Professor, Architecture 
Gomez, Mirta, MFA (Brooklyn College, City University 

of New York), Professor, Photography 
Guernsey, Daniel, PhD (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Associate Professor, Art History 
Hacker, James, BA (University of Miami), Instructor, 

Wind, Brass and Percussion Studies 
Hagood, Thomas, PhD (University of Wisconsin- 
Madison), Associate Professor 
Hardin, William Dan, DMA (Rochester University), 

Music Librarian 
Karsh, Ellen, MA (Florida International University), 

Instructor, Communication Arts 
Kaufman, Fredrick, MM (Manhattan School of Music), 

Professor Emeritus and Artist-in-Residence, 

Composition/Music Technology 
King, Clive, ATC, PhD (University of London), 

Professor, Drawing 
King, Janine MID (University of Oregon), Associate 

Professor and Chair, Interior Design 
Klotz, Michael, MM (The Julliard School), Instructor, 

String/Orchestral Studies, Amernet String Quartet 
Kolasinski, Jacek, MFA (Florida International 

University), Assistant Professor, Digital Media 
Littley de Arias, Marcia, Artist Diploma (University of 

Cincinnati), Instructor, String/Orchestral Studies, 

Amernet String Quartet 
Lopez-Mata, Gisela, MS (Pratt Institute), Associate 

Professor, Interior Design 
Lopez, Jose, DMA (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor and Coordinator, Keyboard Studies 
Maguire, William, MS (Illinois Institute of Technology), 

Professor, Photography 
Martinez, Juan A., PhD (Florida State University), 

Professor, Art History and Chair, Art and Art History 
Matthusen, Paula, PhD (Graduate School of Arts and 

Science at New York), Assistant Professor, Music 

Technology 
McElfresh, Clair, DMA (Case Western Reserve 

University), Professor Emeritus, Vocal/Choral Studies 
Nepomechie, Marilys, MArch, FAIA (Massachusetts 

Institute of Technology), Associate Professor, 

Architecture 



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Nowalk, Grzegorz, DMA (Eastman School of Music), 

Assistant Professor and Artists-ln-Residence, 

String/Orchestral Studies 
Orta, Michael, MM (University of Miami), Associate 

Professor. Jazz Performance 
Ozer, Ebru, MLA (Louisiana State University), Assistant 

Professor. Landscape Architecture 
Rand, Catherine, DMA (University of Miami), Assistant 

Professor. Music (Wind, Bass, and Percussion Studies, 

Instrumental Conducting) 
Read, Gray, MArch, PhD, RA (University of 

Pennsylvania), Associate Professor, Architecture 
Rifkind, David, MArch, PhD (Columbia University), 

Assistant Professor, Architecture 
Robinson, Wayne, MFA (National Theatre 

Conservatory). Associate Professor, Theatre 
Rosales, Camilo, March, RA (Harvard University), 

Associate Professor, Architecture 
Rovira, Roberto, MLA (Rhode Island School of 

Design). Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture 
Schriner, Brian, MA (University of Miami), Acting Dean, 

College of Architecture and The Arts 
Skow, Marilyn, MPh (Columbia University), Associate 

Professor, Theatre 
Soledade, Augusto, MFA (SUNY-Brockport), Assistant 

Professor. Dance 
Stuart, John A., March, AIA (Columbia University), 

Professor. Architecture 
Timlick, Lesley-Ann, MFA (University of California- 
Davis), Associate Professor and Chair, Theatre 
Tommerup, Mette, MFA (School of Visual Arts), 

Assistant Professor, Art 
Torres, Manuel, PhD (University of New Mexico), 

Professor, Art History 
Vassigh, Shahin, MArch (University of Buffalo), 

Associate Professor, Architecture 
Vitenson, Michael, MM (The Julliard School), 

Instructor, String/Orchestral Studies, Amernet String 

Quartet 
Watson, Kathleen, MA (University) of Miami), 

Instructor. Communication Arts 
Watts, Barbara, PhD (University of Virginia), Associate 

Professor, Art History 
Wilson, Kathleen, EdD (Columbia University), 

Professor, Vocal/Choral Studies 
Yawney, Michael, MFA (Columbia University), 

Assistant Professor, Theatre 



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College of Arts and Sciences 

Dean Kenneth G. Furton 

Senior Associate Dean for Liberal Arts Nicol C. Rae 
Senior Associate Dean for the 

Sciences Suzanna M. Rose 

Associate Dean, Curriculum Gisela P. Casines 

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Maureen A. Donnelly 

Associate Dean, Research Gautam Sen 

Assistant Dean, Advising Kenton S. Harris 
Director, School of Environment 

And Society Michael R. Heithaus 
Director, School of International 

And Public Affairs John F. Stack 

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to 
teach, engage in research and creative artistic activity, 
and serve the community. This mission derives from the 
College's traditional focus on the fundamental intellectual 
disciplines and the premise that a coherent and 
intellectually rigorous curriculum of the humanities, arts, 
mathematics, and the social and natural sciences is the 
foundation for excellence in any undergraduate education. 

The College provides such programs for students 
enrolled in the University's Core Curriculum and offers 
elective courses for students who seek degrees from the 
University's other colleges and schools. Many professional 
degree programs require courses in specific Arts and 
Sciences disciplines; these needs are carefully addressed. 
The College's mission goes beyond introductory and 
service courses by exploring the full implications of the 
arts and sciences disciplines in historical and 
contemporary society. High quality undergraduate degree 
programs educate students in the fundamentals of each 
discipline. Graduate programs provide in-depth training for 
the best students and allow faculty members the 
opportunity to teach at the frontiers of their fields. Rigorous 
academic research, scholarship, and creative activity are 
integral components of faculty activities in all disciplines 
and are the heart of graduate education. 

Characteristically, the liberal arts endeavor is to 
synthesize. Thus, in addition to traditional degree 
programs, the College coordinates special areas and 
interests through a number of certificate and 
interdisciplinary degree programs. 

The College is composed of 17 departments and 
several interdisciplinary programs. 

Undergraduate Programs 

The College offers departmental programs of study 
leading to Bachelor's degrees in biological sciences, 
chemistry, criminal justice, earth sciences, economics, 
English, environmental studies, French, geography, 
geosciences, history, international relations, marine 
biology, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political 
science, Portuguese, psychology, public administration, 
religious studies, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, 
and statistics. The College also offers interdisciplinary 
programs leading to Bachelor's degrees in Asian studies, 
liberal studies, and women's studies. A labor studies 
concentration is available in the liberal studies program. 

Minor programs of study are offered in Asian studies, 
astronomy, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, 
English, environmental studies, French language and 



culture, general translation studies, geography, geology, 
history, humanities, international relations, Italian 
language and culture, marine biology, mathematical 
sciences, mathematics, meteorology, philosophy, physics, 
political science, Portuguese, psychology, public 
administration, religious studies, sociology and 
anthropology, Spanish language and culture, and 
statistics. 

Certificate Programs 

Students can earn through the College certificates in the 
following: Actuarial Studies, African and African Diaspora 
Studies, Agroecology, American Studies, Ancient 
Mediterranean Civilization, Asian Studies, Asian 
Globalization and Latin America, Chinese Studies, Coastal 
and Marine Affairs, Comparative Immunology, Cuban and 
Cuban American Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnic 
Studies, European Studies, Exile Studies, Film Studies, 
Forensic Science, Gerontological Studies, Japanese 
Studies, Judaic Studies, Labor Studies, Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies, Law, Ethics and Society, Legal 
Translation and Court Interpreting, Linguistics Studies, 
Middle East and Central Asian Studies, National Security 
Studies, Portuguese Interpretation Studies, Portuguese 
Language and Brazilian Culture Studies, Portuguese 
Translation Studies, Post-baccalaureate Undergraduate 
Premedical, Pre-Modern Cultures, Professional Language, 
Professional Leadership Studies, Public Policy Studies, 
South and Southeast Asia Area Studies, Study of 
Sephardic and Oriental Jewry, Study of Spirituality, 
Translation Studies, Urban Affairs, and Women's Studies. 

Admission 

FIU freshmen and sophomore students may be coded with 
an "intended" major in the College upon earning 24 
semester hours. 

They may be fully admitted to the College if they have 
earned 60 semester hours, have a cumulative grade point 
average (GPA) of 2.0, and have satisfied the CLAS 
requirement. Full admission to the College is 
accomplished by filing the form "Request for Acceptance 
into Upper Division College/School." 

A transfer student having an Associate in Arts degree 
from a Florida community college or having completed the 
equivalent coursework at a four-year institution with a 
minimum of 60 semester hours earned, having a 
cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and having 
satisfied the CLAS requirement may be admitted to a 
program in the College. Applicants must submit an 
Application for Admission to the University and must follow 
the regular University procedures. Applicants must be 
eligible for admission to the University before admission to 
the College. 

All students are encouraged to seek advising as early 
as possible in the department/program of their choice, 
even if they have not yet been fully admitted into that 
major. 

College Requirements for a Baccalaureate 
Degree 

Candidates to the Bachelor's degree must satisfy 
individual departmental requirements, and the following 
College requirements, in addition to the University-wide 
requirements listed elsewhere: 



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1. A minimum of 120 semester hours in acceptable 
coursework is required. 

2. At least half of the upper division credits in any major 
must have been taken in at FIU. 

3. In the last 60 semester hours of enrollment, students 
must earn nine semester hours of elective credits 
through coursework outside the major, six of which 
are to be taken outside the department sponsoring 
the program. 

4. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all 
courses required for the major. A grade of "C-" or 
lower is not acceptable in any required course. 

5. Of the total number of hours submitted for graduation, 
a minimum of 48 semester hours must be in upper 
division courses. 

6. Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign 
language or in American Sign Language at the level 
of the second semester of a college language 
sequence. (High school courses cannot be used to 
fulfill this requirement.) This requirement may be met 
by successfully completing with a grade of 'C or 
better (C- does not count): a) the second semester of 
a two-semester sequence basic language course or 
b) any second-year or third-year foreign language 
course. This requirement may also be fulfilled by 
presenting acceptable scores in the Advanced 
Placement Exam, the SAT II, the CLEP exam, or 
other approved instruments. Students should consult 
their advisors for more specific information. 

7. One- and two-credit physical activity courses (with the 
prefixes PEL, PEM, PEN) cannot be included as part 
of the hours needed for graduation. 

College Requirements for a Minor 

Students who desire to earn a minor must satisfy 
individual departmental/program requirements and the 
following College requirements: 

1. At least half of the courses used to fulfill the 
requirements must have been taken at FIU. 

2. Earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses required 
for the minor. A grade of "C-" or lower is not 
acceptable in any required course. 

Note The programs, policies, requirements, and 
regulations listed in this catalog are continually subject to 
review in order to serve the needs of the University's 
various publics and to respond to the mandates of the 
Florida Board of Education and the Florida Legislature. 
Changes may be made without advance notice. Please 
refer to the General Information section for the University's 
policies, requirements, and regulations. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to the Epsilon 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious 
honor society. Established in 1776 at the College of 
William and Mary, this society is exclusively for arts and 
sciences majors who have studied broadly in a variety of 
its disciplines. 

Membership is by invitation not by application. During 
the semester when students graduate, they are evaluated 
by the chapter to determine their eligibility. Summer 
graduates are considered during the succeeding fall 
semester. The chapter committee examines not only the 



student's grade point average, but also the breadth and 
rigor of coursework in the arts and sciences. In particular, 
candidates need to demonstrate knowledge of 
mathematics and of a foreign language at least minimally 
appropriate for liberal education. 

Students who wish further information on the 
requirements for membership should contact Professors 
Laird Kramer (Physics) or Leonard Keller 
(Chemistry/Liberal Studies). 

Interdisciplinary Courses 

The College of Arts and Sciences has several 
interdisciplinary programs which are not based in a 
specific academic department. The courses offered by 
these programs therefore are not found in the 
departmental listings in the Catalog. For this reason, they 
are included here. 

IDH 1931 Honors Leadership Seminar (1). An 

introduction to principles of leadership necessary for 
advancement within the institution and beyond graduation. 
Prerequisite: SLS 1501. Corequisite: IDH 1002. 

IDH 2910 Honors Independent Study (3-6). Directed 
Independent Study from an interdisciplinary perspective. 
Prerequisite: Admission to Honors College. 

IDH 3125 Amazon Seminar: Environment, People and 
Opportunity on the Last Frontier (1). Introduction to the 
geological, ecological and human history of the Amazon; 
survey of its biodiversity, and review of current challenges 
facing the environment and its people. 

IDH 3910 Honors Independent Study (3-6). Directed 
Independent Study from an interdisciplinary perspective. 
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors College. 

IDH 3955 Research Techniques: Applying 
Interdisciplinary Research in the Amazon (2). 

Interdisciplinary research of the Amazon with faculty 
guided development of student research proposal. 
Projects will be implemented in a study abroad course on 
the Peruvian Amazon during the summer. Prerequisite: 
IDH 3125. 

ISC 1000 Great Ideas in Science (3). An introduction to 
the great ideas in science. Targeted to the non-science 
major. Study of the scientific method, origin of the 
universe, origin of life, evolution, among other topics. 

ISC 1000L Great Ideas in Science Lab (1). An 

introduction to the great ideas in science. Targeted to the 
non-science major. Study of the scientific method, origin of 
the universe, origin of life, evolution, among other topics. 

ISC 4947 Entrepreneurial Science Internship (1-20). 

Internship in a faculty laboratory with emphasis on finding 
commercial applications of the laboratory's ongoing 
research. May be repeated. Prerequisite: ENT4113. 

LAS 3002 Introduction to Latin American and 
Caribbean Studies (3). Interdisciplinary study of Latin 
America and the Caribbean, its key regions, historical 
periods, and concepts. Will alternately be taught in 
Spanish. 

LAS 4950 Ritual, Religion and Shamanism in the 
Andes: Study Abroad in Ecuador (3). This intensive 
study abroad program in Ecuador focuses on the 



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indigenous religion and shamanism in the Andes as it 
intersects with the discipline of art, music, dance, history, 
and the environment. Prerequisite: Undergraduate 
standing. 

LAS 5120 Ecuador Abroad: Andean Shamanism, 
Religion, and Ritual (3). Offered in conjunction with the 
study abroad program in Ecuador and focuses on the 
indigenous spirituality and religion on the Andes. Field 
experience includes community service, lectures, 
workshops. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LAS 5955 Haiti Study Abroad (3). Study abroad 
examination of Haitian Politics and Society. Part of Haitian 
Summer Institute. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LIS 2005 Information and Internet Research (3). 

Development of research skills as they apply to using both 
academic libraries and internet. Includes critical thinking 
skills in relation to the use and application of information. 

SLS 1501 First Year Experience (1). A review of basic 
skills and competencies necessary to college success 
including time management, study skills, and academic 
policies/procedures. Includes mandated information. 

African and African Diaspora Studies 
Program Courses 

AFA 2000 African World-Introduction (3). A core 
requirement for those considering a certificate or major in 
African-New World Studies. Key ideas, thinkers, theories, 
and geographical locations of peoples and culture of the 
African diaspora. 

AFA 2004 Black Popular Cultures: Global Dimensions 
(3). In-depth examination of key issues including black 
popular cultures in global perspectives with a comparative 
focus on historical processes, race, racialization, gender, 
sexuality, language, religion, identify and other topics. 

AFA 3153 African Civilization, Religion and 
Philosophy (3). An introductory level overview of Ancient 
African origins of Civilization, Religion and Philosophy. 
Prerequisites: AFA 2000 or approval of director. 

AFA 4104 Teaching the African-American Experience 
(3). Teachers Institute which includes literature, culture, 
history, politics, and the arts designed to meet Florida 
State Teachers Certification requirements. Includes 
instruction on pedagogy, teaching methods and FCAT. 

AFA 4241 The African Diaspora in Latin America (3). A 

survey within different and specific Latin American 
contexts, of the major characteristics of communities of 
African diaspora in Central America, the Spanish-speaking 
Caribbean, and South America. 

AFA 4301 Topics in African World Visual Arts (3). 

Overview of Africana, African, and/or African Diaspora 

Visual aesthetics. It examines relationships between 
Africana Visual arts and other creative forms. 

AFA 4340 Health, Society and Culture in the African 
World (3). Examines the social and humanistic aspects of 
health care in the African world. Its interdisciplinary and 
comparative framework offers students the opportunity to 
explore the intersections of social policy, cultural 
traditions, history, values, and behaviors with scientific 
principles and methods. 



AFA 4351 Hip Hop Culture, Social Consciousness and 
Social Entrepreneurship (3). Examines the values and 
ethics in hip hop culture and their relevance in advocacy 
and social policy. 

AFA 4370 Global Hip Hop (3). Examines the global, 
transnational and Africana dimensions of Hip Hop. 

AFA 4372 Race, Gender and Sexuality in Hip Hop (3). 

Examination of racial, gender, and sexuality constructions 
within the context of Hip Hop Culture in the United States. 

AFA 4905 Independent Study (0-6). Student-generated 
research projects in African and African Diaspora studies. 
Independent investigations, reports on individual and 
assigned readings with AADS core and affiliated faculty. 

AFA 4930 African and African Diaspora Studies 
Theory (3). The nature, meaning and intent of intellectual 
production in Africa and the diaspora. Examines the works 
of key thinkers that have made visible some of the 
submerged or appropriated realities of African peoples. 

AFA 4931 Special Topics in African and African 
Diaspora Studies (3). An examination of different 
features of African-New World Studies, not normally 
offered in the basic curriculum or otherwise offered. May 
be repeated. 

AFA 4933 Special Topics in Black Transnationalism 
(3). A course designed to give groups of students special 
studies in the black experience transnationally. 
Prerequisite: AFA 2000. 

AFA 4941 African and African Diaspora Studies 
Internship (0-6). Practical application in a supervised 
setting outside of the classroom of knowledge acquired in 
the classroom. Consent of faculty sponsor and program 
director required. 

AFA 5005 African and African Diaspora Studies 
Theory (3). Explores the emergence of three fields of 
inquiry in Africana Studies: African Studies, African 
Diaspora Studies, and African-American Studies. Focus 
on major themes, ideas, and diverse conceptual and 
theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFA 5302 Africana Visual Arts (3). A study of Africana, 
African, and/or African Diaspora Visual aesthetics. It 
examines relationships between Africana Visual arts and 
other creative forms. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFA 5341 Health Issues in the African World (3). 

Examination of the history of the biomedicine system and 
its relationship to African populations, and the evolution of 
this relationship with respect to disease in the 
contemporary world. The course is organized to promote 
awareness of the impact of culture, ethnicity, racism, class 
on public health research. 

AFA 5932 Special Topics in African and African 
Diaspora Studies (3). An examination of different 
features of Continental Africa and the African Diaspora not 
normally offered in the basic curriculum or otherwise 
offered. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

AFS 4200 African Drums I (3). A beginner hands-on 
course for students who are interested in West African 
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AFS 4201 African Drums II (3). An advanced course on 
the complex arts of West African drums and drumming 
techniques that immerses students in the Malian and 
Senegalese polyrhythmic traditions, especially dundun 
and djembe drums. Prerequisites: AFS 4200 or permission 
of the instructor. 

LAH 4460 Peoples, Culture and Politics of Haiti (3). An 
introduction to the cultures and history of the Haitian 
people from Africa to the New World. The students will 
become familiar to the life, cultures of the Indians of the 
Caribbean: Taino, Arawak and Caribs. 

LAH 5465 Peoples, Culture and Politics of Haiti (3). 

Advanced study of the cultures and history of the Haitian 
people from Africa to the New World, including life, 
cultures of the Indians of the Caribbean: Taino, Arawak 
and Caribs. 

European Studies 

EUS 4920 Colloquium: European Studies (3). 

Interdisciplinary course, co-taught by faculty from the 
humanities and social sciences, provides students a 
comprehensive picture on a subject relevant to modern 
Europe. Topics will vary. 

Social Science Interdisciplinary 

ISS 3240 World Prospects and Issues (3). This course 
examines, from a multidisciplinary point of view, specific 
global issues such as food, population, and arms control. 
The issues discussed may change from one semester to 
the next. 

ISS 4165 Sustainable Communities Seminar (3). 
Explores theories and aspects of sustainable 
communities, and considers the concept in comparative- 
historical, local global, and critical perspective. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ISS 4234 Cultural Expressions of the Americas (3). 
This interdisciplinary course focuses on national, cultural, 
and racial identities, as well as the performance of race 
and gender, as expressed in cultural productions of the 
Americas. 

ISS 4235 The Cultural Body in the Americas: Critical 
Issues in Intercultural Understanding (3). With a team 
taught interdisciplinary approach this course explores the 
diverse symbols, hierarchies, and meanings invoked 
through culturally constructed human bodies and body 
movement in the Americas. 

ISS 5166 Sustainable Communities Seminar (3). 
Explores theories and aspects of sustainable 
communities, and considers the concept in comparative- 
historical, local global, and critical perspective. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ISS 5237 Latin American and Caribbean Cultural 
Expressions (3). This interdisciplinary course develops 
an interdisciplinary approach to the study of national, 
cultural, and racial identities, as expressed in cultural 
productions of the Latin America and the Caribbean. 

ISS 5238 The Imaged Body: The Case of the Americas 
(3), KVrtti a team-taught interdisciplinary approach this 
course explores how identity, power and hierarchy are 



invoked and represented through the human body and 
body movement in the region of the Americas. 



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School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) 

The School of International and Public Affairs was 
launched in the Spring of 2009 to fulfill a need for an 
interdisciplinary approach critical to the understanding of 
the globalized world of the 21st century. 

SIPA will: 

• educate and train globally competent leaders in the 
fields of international and public affairs; 

• produce scholarship that advances the understanding of 
international issues while contributing to policy 
solutions; 

• promote international dialogue that fosters greater 
mutual understanding throughout the world 

An integral part of the College of Arts and Sciences, 
SIPA will centralize most of FlU's internationally-oriented 
disciplines, providing cutting edge research, first-rate 
teaching, and innovative training. With more than 100 
faculty and staff, SIPA offers innovative interdisciplinary 
research and teaching at the BA, MA, and PhD levels. 

SIPA aspires to be recognized worldwide as a premier 
institution for research, education, and training in the fields 
of international and public affairs, as well as an essential 
resource for analysis and consulting for government, non- 
profit, and for-profit organizations alike. The School will 
seek accreditation by the prestigious Association of 
Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). 

SIPA will be housed in a world-class facility. Located at 
the center of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the SIPA 
building will be an architectural showpiece for the 
University and South Florida. A 500-seat auditorium, the 
centerpiece of the building, will be the largest and most 
technologically advanced academic space at the 
University. Arquitectonica, the award-winning, Miami- 
based firm with an international reputation for excellence 
and innovation, is responsible for the building's stunning 
design. Construction of the new facility started in May of 
2009 and should be completed by the Summer of 2010. 



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Asian Studies 

Steven Heine, Director, Asian Studies 

Affiliated Faculty: 
Mahadev Bhat, Earth and Environment and 

Economics 
Thomas Breslin, Politics and International 

Relations 
Asuka Haraguchi, Modern Languages 
Nathan Katz, Religious Studies 
Naoko Komura, Modem Languages 
Paul Kowert, Politics and International Relations 
Li Ma, Modem Languages 
Matthew Marr, Global and Sociocultural Studies 
Eric Messersmith, Asian Studies 
Julie Zeng, Politics and International Relations 

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies 

The B.A. degree in Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary 
program that draws on faculty from the College of Arts and 
Sciences and other professional schools at FIU. The 
courses are coordinated by Asian Studies, which also 
sponsors workshops, lectures, cultural events, and study 
abroad programs. 

Like the certificate program in Asian Studies, the 
bachelor's program provides students with a rich learning 
experience about a fascinating and increasingly important 
region of the world, and is intended to enhance the 
student's competitiveness upon graduation. The program 
provides a multidisciplinary approach covering the 
philosophy, religion, art history, language and literature of 
Asia as well as issues in history, politics, geography, 
sociology/anthropology, and international relations. 

The B.A. has three tracks: International Political 
Economy of Asia, emphasizes social scientific studies 
involving economics, international relations, politics, and 
sociology; Asian Cultural Studies, emphasizes the 
humanities and arts disciplinary approaches; and East 
Asian Studies emphasizes advanced language studies 
by requiring six semesters of Chinese, Japanese, or other 
Asian language, which may be done with (a) six 
semesters in one Asian language, or (b) four semesters in 
one Asian language and two semesters in another Asian 
language (only 6 credits will be counted from the second 
language). 

For further information please contact the Asian 
Studies office, located at DM 300B, at asian(5)fiu.edu or 
at (305) 348-1914. Also, visit our website at 
http://asian.fiu.edu . 

Lower Division Preparation 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS or its equivalent, completed 
60 semester hours, and be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

None' 
'All Flonda College System students are encouraged to 
plete the A:-.'*'.!-:/': m Arts degree. 



Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Upper Division Program 

The Major requires 33 hours of upper division course 
work. It is designed to allow students to focus on Asian 
political economy or culture or East Asian languages. 

Common Requirements (all tracks) 

Language Requirements (6 credits) 

Four Semesters of Chinese, Japanese, or other Asian 
Language. 

Core Courses: (27 credits) 

1 . 18 credits from the Asian Studies course list (9 credits 
in International Political Economy and 9 credits in 
Asian Cultural Studies). 

2. 6 credits in main concentration. For International 
Political Economy and Asian Cultural Studies track 
this could include area studies and/or language 
courses; and for the East Asian Studies track this 
must be a third year in the first language or one year 
in a second language 

3. 3 credits in a supervised research course (ASN 4510 
or ASN 4936). 

4. Students may receive credits through a Study Abroad 
courses or an Internship program 

International Political Economy of Asia Track 
Electives: 

CHI 3440 Chinese for Business 

CPO 3502 Politics of the Far East 

CPO 3643 Russian Politics 

CPO 4401 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 

CPO 4507 Comparative Political Economy of Asia 

CPO 4541 Politics of China 

CPO 4553 Government Politics of Japan 

ECO 4701 World Economy 

ECO 4703 International Trade Theory and Policy 

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems 

ECS 3200 Economics of Asia 

ECS 3704 International Economics 

FIN 3652 Asian Financial Markets and Institutions 

GEA 3554 Geography Russia/Central Eurasia 

GEA 3635 Population and Geog. Middle East 

GEA 3705 Geography of Central Asia and the 

Caucuses 

INR 3081 Contemporary International Problems 

INR 3223 Japan and the US 

INR 3224 International Relations of East Asia 

INR 3226 International Relations of Central Asia 

and the Caucuses 

INR 3227 International Relations of South Asia 

INR 3262 International Relations of Russia and 

the Former USSR 

INR 3274 International Relation of the Middle East 

INR 3703 International Political Economy 

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INR 4082 Islam in International Relations 

INR 4232 International Relations of China 

INR 4521 Politics of Regional Integration 

INR 4931 Topics in International Relations 

ISS 3240 World Prospect and Issues 

JPN 3140 Japanese for Business 

LBS 4653 Labor Movements in Developing 

Countries 

LBS 4654 Comp and International Labor Studies 

MAN 4600 International Management 

MAN 4661 Business in Asia 

MAR 4156 International Marketing 

SYD 3650 Sociology of Gender and Power in Asia 

SYD 461 Sociology of Middle East 

SYO 4550 Comparative Sociology 

SYP 3456 Societies in the World 

SYP 4454 Globalization and Society 



for 



Visit our website at http://asian.fiu.edu 

comprehensive list of electives. 

Asian Cultural Studies Track Electives: 

AMH 4544 The United States and the Vietnam War 

AML 4930 American Writers and the Orient 

ANT 3241 Myth-Ritual-Mysticism 

ARC 4754 Asian and African Architecture 

ARH4552 Art of China and Japan 

ASH 3440 History of Japan 

ASH 4300 East Asian Civilization and Culture 

ASH 4404 History of Modern China 

ASN 3403 Zen and the Art of Tea Ceremony 

ASN 3410 Intro to East Asia 

ASN 4404 Zen and the Art of Tea Ceremony 1 1 

COM 3410 Cultural Communication-Patterns of 

Asia 

DAN 4136 Global Perspectives in Dance and 

Culture I 

DAN 4137 Global Perspectives in Dance and 

Culture II 

EDF 4954 Art Education Abroad in China 

EVR 3402 Asian Environmental Issues 

JPN 3500 Japanese Culture and Society 

JPN 4930 Special Topics in Japanese 

JPT 3521 Japanese Literature and Cinema 

LIN 4624 Bilingualism and Language Policy 

MUH 3052 Music of the World 

MUH 3570 Survey of Asian Music 

PEM 4401 Comp Analysis of Japanese Martial Arts 

PET 3403 Intro to Martial Arts 

PHH 3810 Philosophy of Buddhism 

PHH 3840 Indian Philosophy 

PHI 3762 Eastern Philosophy and Religious 

Thought 

PHP 3840 Chinese and Japanese Philosophy 

REL 3027 Meditation and Mystical Traditions 

REL 3028 Sacred Places, Sacred Travels 

REL 3123 Asian Religions in the Americas 

REL 3145 Women and Religion 

REL 3310 Intro to Asian Religions 

REL 331 3 Sources of Modern Asian Society 

REL 331 4 Religions of the Silk Road 

REL 3330 Religions of India 

REL 3340 Survey of Buddhism 

REL 3399 The Art of Yoga and Meditation 

REL 4311 Religious Classics of Asia 



REL 4312 Jews of Asia 

REL 4345 Zen Buddhism 

REL 4351 Religion and Japanese Culture 

SPW 41 33 Eastern Thought and L.A. Literature: 

Octavio Paz 
SPW 4470 Asia in 19th Century Hispanic Literature 

Visit our website at http://asian.fiu.edu for a 
comprehensive list of electives. 

East Asian Studies Track Electives: 

CHI 1130 Chinese I 

CHI 1131 Chinese II 

CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese 

CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II 

CHI 3440 Business Chinese 

JPN 1130 Japanese I 

JPN 1131 Japanese II 

JPN 2200 Intermediate Japanese I 

JPN 2201 Intermediate Japanese II 

JPN 3140 Japanese for Business 

JPN 3400 Advanced Japanese I 

JPN 3401 Advanced Japanese II 

JPN 3420 Japanese Through Technology 

JPW 4130 Reading Japanese Literature 

JPW 4131 Reading Japanese Non-Fiction 

Visit our website at http://asian.fiu.edu for a 
comprehensive list of electives. 

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies with 
Honors 

The Honors track is designed for promising students who 
possess a strong desire for intellectual challenge and 
growth that focuses on their interest in Asia. The Honors 
track provides students with a more in-depth foundation in 
the traditional cultures and modern socio-economic 
societies of Asia; and further prepares them for advanced 
studies as well as for careers in the public and private 
sectors. 

Requirements 

a. To earn a B.A. with honors in Asian Studies, a student 
must maintain a 3.5 GPA in Asian Studies courses. 

b. Candidates for the B.A. with honors in Asian Studies 
will complete the same requirements as the B.A. 
major with one exception. In addition to the 18 
semester hours on the concentration of choice (i.e. 
international political economy of Asia, Asian cultural 
studies, or East Asian studies), students will take 3 
additional semester hours of "Honors Thesis" (ASN 
4970), during which the thesis or honors paper will be 
proposed, researched, written and defended orally. 

c. In the semester prior to graduation, the student will 
enroll in "Honors Thesis" (ASN 4970) in which he or 
she will expand a term paper into an honors 
paper/thesis or will begin a thesis anew under the 
direction of an appropriate member of the Asian 
Studies or affiliated faculty. 

d. When the thesis is approved by the faculty member, 
the coordinator of ASN 4911 will organize and 
schedule a defense of the honors paper/thesis, at 
which he or she will present the research and will 
respond to questions from faculty and students. This 



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requirement will be deemed to have been met upon a 
majority positive vote of faculty, 
e. The honors paper/thesis normally would be 
approximately 25-30 pages, must be presented 
according to FIU regulations (available in the 
department office), and will be deposited in the FIU 
library. The honors paper/thesis must demonstrate 
that the student has mastered skills in defining a 
topic, research and expository writing, as well as oral 
skills required for presentation and defense of the 
honors paper/thesis. 

Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of 
Arts in Asian Studies 

The combined BA/MA degree program allows highly 
qualified undergraduate students to pursue an accelerated 
MA degree in Asian Studies. Students accepted into this 
program will be able to complete the MA degree as early 
as one year sooner than would otherwise be possible. 
Students accepted into the Asian Studies Honors track are 
particularly encouraged to apply for this program. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

A complete application requires: 

• Current enrollment in BA program in Asian 
Studies at FIU 

• Completion of 90 credits of undergraduate 
coursework 

• Combined GRE score of 1000 

• Overall GPA of 3.2 

• One letter of recommendation 

• Statement of purpose discussing interests in the 
field 

Students should consult the graduate catalog and the 
Asian Studies website for a more comprehensive 
discussion of admission requirements 

( http://asian.fiu.edu ). 

The program gives students the opportunity to take up 
to 9 credits of graduate coursework in the second 
semester of their senior year that will count towards both 
the BA and the MA. Students may take up to three 5000- 
level or higher graduate courses in the second semester 
of their senior year and follow the regular MA curriculum 
after they earn their BA degree. 



Undergraduate Senior Year 

Fall Semester - apply to the program by the end of the 

semester 

Spring Semester - take 12 credits, including 9 graduate 

credits in 5000-level or higher courses 

Graduate Program 

Summer Semester - take 3 graduate credits (5000-level 

or higher) 

Fall Semester - take 9 graduate credits (5000-level or 

higher) 

Spring Semester - take 9 graduate credits (5000-level or 

higher, including thesis or master's essay) 

Students in the combined BA/MA program in Asian 
Studies must complete all other requirements for the MA 
degree in Asian Studies (please consult the graduate 
catalog and the Program's online graduate handbook). 
Students in this program have up to a year to complete the 
master's degree after receipt of the bachelor's degree. 
Students who fail to meet this year post BA requirement or 
who elect to leave the combined program at any time and 
earn only the BA degree will have the same access 
requirements to regular graduate programs as any other 
student, but will not be able to use the 9 graduate credits 
in both the bachelor's and master's degrees. 

Minor in Asian Studies 

This program is designed with an interdisciplinary 
approach to Asian Studies. This minor offers a 
specialized focus on area and comparative studies. It 
prepares students interested in careers in international 
business, state or federal government, foreign affairs, and 
education, and more. 

Required Course: (3 credits) 

Students must choose one course in comparative area 

studies or global studies. These courses represent a 

partial list; students should consult with an advisor about 

current course offerings and a full list of courses accepted 

for the minor. 

ASN 451 Dynamics of Asia 

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems 

REL 3308 Studies in World Religions 

SYO 4550 Comparative Sociology 

Electives: (12 credits) 

Students must select 12 elective credits from 
interdisciplinary, upper division courses with emphasis on 
Asia. Students are encouraged to take language courses, 
participate in the study abroad programs, and internships. 
For more information, contact the Asian Studies office, 
DM 300B. Email: asian@fiu.edu; phone: (305) 348-1914; 
website: http://asian.fiu.edu . 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ASN - Asian Studies, FLE - Foreign Language Education, 
SRK - Sanskrit Language 

ASN 2002 Introduction to Asian Societies (3). Overview 
of Asian societies, including their interaction and impact on 
modern times. 



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ASN 3015 South Asian Cultures (3). An overview of 
South Asian culture. 

ASN 3016 Introduction to China (3). Examination of 
China, focusing on its culture, history, religion, and 
societal life. 

ASN 3042 Asian Religions and the Arts (3). Examines 
the richly diverse and complex forms of art and artistic 
expression in the various Asian religions against the 
background of their respective cultural settings. 

ASN 3200 Asia Through Films (3). Overview of Asian 
culture, history, and society through Asian cinema. 

ASN 3329 Women in Asian Society (3). A 

multidisciplinary examination of the roles of and attitudes 
towards women in contemporary Asia. Analysis of how 
modernization and globalization affect women's status. 

ASN 3403 Zen and the Art of Tea Ceremony (3). An 

introduction to the cultural traditions and social behavior of 
Asia that covers the history, theory, and practice of Chado, 
or Way of Tea, a Zen-Buddhist inspired art. 

ASN 3410 Introduction to East Asia (3). An overview of 
East Asia from traditional to modern times including the 
interaction among Asian cultures as well as between Asia 
and the world. 

ASN 3414 Cultures of East Asia (3). A survey of the 
major cultural expressions of the societies of traditional 
and modem China and Japan. 

ASN 3931 Special Topics in Asian Studies (3). An 

examination of specific topics in Asian Studies. The 
content is to be determined by the instructor. 

ASN 4111 Japan and the New East (3). Issues of 
nationalism, regionalism and globalism in light of the 
emerging role of Japan in relation to the ascendancy of 
China and the implications for East Asia. 

ASN 4404 Zen and the Art of the Tea Ceremony II (3). 

Theory, practice, aesthetics and cultural history of Chado, 
the Tea Ceremony of Zen Buddhism. 

ASN 4510 Dynamics of Asia (3). An interdisciplinary 
study of the classical and contemporary periods in Asian 
civilizations, including tradition and modernization, culture 
and the arts, gender and diversity, and international 
relations. Content may vary from semester to semester. 
Course may be repeated. 

ASN 4810 East Asian Texts in Translation (3). Reading 
and interpretation of classical sources from literature and 
religion in East Asia. 

ASN 4911 Independent Research in Asian Studies (1- 

6). Topics selected to meet academic needs for students 
doing research in same special area in Asian Studies. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ASN 4936 Modern Asia (3). Focus on modernization and 
the transition from pre-modern, including elements such 
as westernization, industrialization, and the roles of 
capitalism, communism, and imperialism. 

ASN 4941 Internship in Asian Studies (1-3). Students to 
intern in local, national, and overseas organizations with 
ties to Asia. The nature of the work to be determined in 



conjunction with the advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

ASN 4970 Honors Thesis (3). Writing and completion of 
undergraduate honors thesis. Prerequisites: Permission 
from the Program Director and senior standing. 

ASN 5050 Methods in Asian Studies (3). An 

examination of interdisciplinary methods for studies of 
Asia covering premodem and modern, language and area 
studies, fieldwork and deskwork, and qualitative and 
quantitative approaches. 

ASN 5120 Religion and Society in Japan (3). Examines 
the relation between religion and the state, the growth of 
new religious movements, the role of religion during times 
of war and conflict, issues of religious freedom and 
legality, the impact of religious institutions on gender and 
ethnicity. 

ASN 5130 Zen and the Arts (3). Examines the history, 
theory, and practice of Chado (Way of Tea), a Zen 
inspired art that has had, and still exerts, a long-lasting 
influence on Japanese society. 

ASN 5131 Zen and the Arts II (3). Theory, practice, 
aesthetics and cultural history of Chado the Tea 
Ceremony of Zen Buddhism. 

ASN 5171 International Relations of Contemporary 
China (3). Survey of the dynamic interaction between 
external and internal factors on China's international 
relations. 

ASN 5211 Asian Cultures and Influences (3). Examines 
diverse forms of Asian cultural manifestations and 
examples of self-expression, and the manner in which 
these styles have influenced modern Western movements 
(Transcendentalism and the Beats). 

ASN 5306 Applying Asian Cultural Values in Business 
(3). Critical survey of traditional Asian values. Topics to 
include the way they have been applied to the world of 
entrepreneurship, cultural constructions of the Asian 
business community and philosophical approaches to the 
formation of entrepreneurial strategies. 

ASN 5315 Topics in Modern Asia (3). Focus on 
modernization, or the transition from pre-modern (classical 
and medieval) to elements of the modern, including 
westernization, industrialization, and the roles of 
capitalism, communism, imperialism, and colonialism, as 
well as the impact of post-colonialism and post-modern 
society in Asia. 

ASN 5605 Silk Road: Then and Now (3). Examination of 
the historical and contemporary significance of the Silk 
Road as an avenue for commercial and cultural exchange 
between East and West. 

ASN 5815 Studies of Classical East Asian Texts (3). 

Advanced studies of classical East Asian readings from 
literature and religion, including interpretation and analysis 
from traditional and contemporary perspectives. 
Proficiency in Japanese and/or Chinese required. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ASN 5910 Independent Research in Asian Studies 
(1-6). Topics will be selected to meet academic needs for 



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students doing research in some specialized area of Asian 
studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ASN 5932 Special Topics in Asian Studies (3). An 

examination of specific topics in Asian Studies. The 
content to be determined by instructor. 

FLE 4853 Chinese Studies Pedagogy (3). Introduction to 
Chinese language pedagogy, providing knowledge and 
tools for teaching Chinese language and culture in a 
classroom, in a variety of pedagogical settings. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

FLE 5855 Pedagogical Methods for Chinese Language 
(3). Introduction to Chinese language pedagogy, providing 
knowledge and tools for teaching Chinese language and 
culture in a classroom and a variety of pedagogical 
settings. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

SRK 2100 Sanskrit I - Basic Sanskrit (3). Basic Sanskrit 
skills including Devanagiri alphabet; fundamentals of oral 
communication; grammar; use of dictionary; history of 
Sanskrit languages and literature. 

SRK 2101 Sanskrit II - Parinian Sanskrit (3). Basic 
elementary Sanskrit alphabet and phonetics, grammar and 
syntax, formation and understanding of simple sentences 
common Sanskrit terms used in Hindu literature 
relationship to other languages. Prerequisite: SRK 2100. 

SRK 3202 Sanskrit III - Epic Sanskrit (3). Reading and 
literary analysis of representative Sanskrit epic literature. 
The Bhagavad Gita will be the focus of attention. 
Prerequisite: SRK 2101. 

SRK 3203 Sanskrit IV - Sanskrit Composition (3). 

Advanced aspects of poetic structures and literary styles 
of Sanskrit literature. Foci will be the Panchatantra and the 
works of Kalidasa. Prerequisite: SRK 3202. 



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Biological Sciences 

Laurie L. Richardson, Professor and Chairperson 
Melissa Abdo, Research Scientist 
M. Alejandro Barbieri, Associate Professor 
Bradley C. Bennett, Professor 
Charles Bigger, Professor 
Kristin Bishop, Assistant Professor 
Richard P. Brinn, Lecturer 
Deron E. Burkepile, Assistant Professor 
Richard J. Campbell, Research Scientist 
Chun-fan Chen, Associate Professor 
Ligia Collado-Vides, Lecturer 
Laurel S. Collins, Associate Professor 
Timothy M. Collins, Professor 
Leon A. Cuervo, Professor Emeritus 
Maureen A. Donnelly, Professor and Associate 
Dean for Graduate Studies 
Kenneth J. Feely, Assistant Professor 
James W. Fourqurean, Professor 
Javier Francisco-Ortega, Associate Professor 
Evelyn E. Gaiser, Associate Professor 
Miroslav Gantar, Lecturer and Research Scientist 
Walter M. Goldberg, Professor 
James B. Heffernan, Assistant Professor 
Michael Heithaus, Associate Professor and Director of 

the School of Environment and Society 
Rene J. Herrera, Professor, College of Medicine 
Leung Kim, Associate Professor 
Suzanne Koptur, Professor 
Lidia Kos, Associate Professor and Graduate 
Program Director 
Craig A. Layman, Assistant Professor 
Carl E. Lewis, Research Scientist 
John C. Makemson, Professor and Director of 

Undergraduate Studies 
Joyce Maschinski, Research Scientist 
Kalai Mathee, Associate Professor, College of Medicine 
Michael Maunder, Research Scientist 
DeErta K. Mills, Lecturer 
Rita Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor, College of 

Medicine 
Kenneth E. Murray, Assistant Professor 
Fernando G. Noriega, Associate Professor 
Steven F. Oberbauer, Professor 
Thomas R. Pitzer, Instructor and Laboratory 

Coordinator 
Jennifer H. Richards, Professor 
Barry P. Rosen, Professor, College of Medicine 
Gene Rosenberg, Lecturer and Associate 

Chairperson 
Philip K. Stoddard, Professor 
Martin L. Tracey, Professor 
Joel C. Trexler, Professor and Marine Sciences Program 

Director 
Rebecca Vega-Thurber, Assistant Professor 
Eric von Wettberg, Assistant Professor 
Maureen Walter, Instructor 
Douglas Wartzok, Professor and Provost and Executive 

Vice President 
Ophelia I. Weeks, Professor 
Daniel J. Wescott, Lecturer 
Scott Zona, Curator, Wertheim Conservatory 



Bachelor of Science in Biological 
Sciences 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Courses Required for the Degree 
Lower Division Program 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

Fill Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

BSC 1010, BSC 1010L BSCX010/X010L or 

BSCX010Cor 

BSCX040/X040L or 

PCBX011C 
BSC 1011, BSC 1011L BSCX011/X011Lor 

BSCXOHCor 

BSCX041/X041Lor 
CHM 1045, CHM 1045L CHMX045/X045L or 

CHMX045C or 

CHMX040 and CHMX041 
CHM 1046, CHM 1046L CHMX046/X046L or 

CHMX046C 
CHM 2210, CHM 2210L CHMX210/X210L or 

CHMX210C 
CHM 2211, CHM 221 1L CHMX211/X211L or 

CHMX211C 
PHY 2048, PHY 2048L PHYX048/X048L or 

PHY053/X053L 
PHY 2049, PHY 2049L PHYX049/X049L or 

PHY054/X054L 
MAC 231 1 MACX31 1 or MACX233 or 

MACX253 or MACX081 or 

MACX241 
MAC 23 1 2 or MACX3 1 2 or MACX282 or 

STA 2122 and STA 3123 MACX234 or STAX023 or 

STAX024 or STAX321 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 

A grade of "C" or better required 

BSC 1010 

BSC1010L 

BSC 1011 

BSC1011L 

CHM 1045 

CHM 1045L 

CHM 1046 

CHM 1046L 

CHM 2210 

CHM 2210L 

CHM 2211 

CHM 221 1L 

PHY 2048 

PHY 2048L 

PHY 2049 

PHY 2049L 



General Biology I 
General Biology I Lab 
General Biology II 
General Biology II Lab 
General Chemistry I 
General Chemistry I Lab 
General Chemistry II 
General Chemistry II Lab 
Organic Chemistry I 1 
Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 
Organic Chemistry II 
Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 
Physics with Calculus I 
General Physics Lab I 1 
Physics with Calculus II 



1.2 



1,2 



General Physics Lab II 



1,2 



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MAC 2311 



Calculus I 3 



MAC 2312 


Calculus II 3 


OR 


STA2122 
STA3123 


Intro to Statistics I 3 
Intro to Statistics II 3 



'Organic chemistry sequence or physics sequence must 
be taken at the Lower Division. 

2 Physics without Calculus I and II and corresponding labs 
can be substituted (PHY 2053 and PHY 2054). 
3 Calculus I and Calculus II must be taken in the Lower 
Division. If Statistics I is taken, it must be taken in the 
Lower Division. Calculus I and Statistics I alone are not 
sufficient to meet the requirements for the degree. STA 
3111 and STA 3112 may be substituted for STA 2122 and 
STA 3123. 

To qualify for admission to the department, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable to the 
department. 

Upper Division Program 
Required Courses 



1. 


PCB 3043 


Ecology 


3 


2. 


PCB 3063 


Genetics 


3 


3. 


PCB 4023 


Cell Biology 


3 


4. 


PCB 4674 


Evolution 


3 


5. 


BSC4931 


Senior Seminar 


1 


6 


Distribution R 


equirement 


12 



One additional lecture course in each of the following 
areas: 

A. Ecology 

B. Organismal Diversity 

C. Physiology/Biochemistry 

D. Structure/Development 

(If a course satisfies the distribution requirement, 
the letter of the area that it satisfies is in brackets 
after the course description). 

7. Biology Electives 1 2 lecture courses 6 

8. Laboratory Requirement 2 

(Labs) 4 

9. Electives outside major 9 

10. A minimum of 48 credits must be earned in Upper 
Division courses. 

1 Two upper division lecture courses (3000-level and 
above) to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. 
The following courses are not allowed as Biology 
Electives: Student Research Labs (BSC 3915, 4914, and 
6916), Workshop Biology Labs (BSC 5928, PCB 5238, 
BSC 6926, etc.); Cooperative Education credits (BSC 
3949); Physiology of Aging (PCB 3241); and courses for 
non-science majors (BOT 1010, PCB 2061, PCB 2099, 
MCB 2000, BSC 2023, EVR 3013, OCB 2003, and OCE 
3014). 

'Laboratory requirement is met with any four upper 
division Biology labs offered with the required courses, 
courses that meet the distribution or Biology elective 
requirements. 

Students interested in teacher certification should contact 
the College of Education at (305) 348-2768. 



Special Programs 

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology 

Admission to the Program 

Students wishing to pursue the BS in Marine Biology 
must meet the same entry requirements as identified for 
admission to the BS in Biological Sciences. 

Marine Biology Program activities and upper-division 
coursework will be concentrated at the Biscayne Bay 
Campus, although course requirements may be met 
elsewhere at FIU. 

Continuity in academic advisement is an objective in this 
specialized degree program. Students in the BS Marine 
Biology Program will be advised by a dedicated Marine 
Biology Advising Office. Faculty in Biological Sciences, 
including Marine Biology faculty, also are available to 
provide academic and career advice for students in the 
Marine Biology Program. 

Courses Required for the Degree 
Lower Division Program 

The lower Division component of the Marine Biology 
Bachelor of Science is identical to that of the BS in 
Biological Sciences, in which common prerequisites in 
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and 
Statistics must be met. All requirements for completion of 
the lower division in Biological Sciences apply to the BS in 
Marine Biology, including the grade of "C" or better in 
required courses, the lower division physics, calculus, and 
statistics requirements, options, and acceptable 
substitutions. 

Upper Division Program 

The upper-division requirements for the BS in Marine 
Biology include a selection of seven common 
requirements, one required laboratory, and a choice of 
four marine electives, including selections from among the 
physical sciences. The Biological Sciences Distribution 
Requirement does not apply to the BS in Marine Biology. 

Common Requirements 

PCB 3043 Ecology 3 

PCB 3063 Genetics 3 

PCB 4023 Cell Biology 3 

PCB 4674 Evolution 3 

OCB 3043 Marine Biology and Oceanography 3 

OCB 3043L Marine Biology and Oceanography Lab 1 

OCP 3002 Physical Oceanography 3 

BSC 4931 Senior Seminar 1 

Upper-Division Electives 

Students are required to choose five from among the 
following upper-division Marine electives: 

BOT 4402C Marine Botany 3-4 

BOT 4404 Phycology 3 

BOT 5647 Ecology of Marine Vascular Plants 3 

GLY 4730 Marine Geology 3 

OCB 3264 Biology of Coral Reefs 3 

OCB 4004 Biological Oceanography at Sea I 3 

OCB 4005C Biological Oceanography at Sea II 4 

OCB 4070 Coastal Marine Conservation 3 

' << .i '. ! '.i i ' Biology of Marine Mammals 3 

< )',!', >v;::> Marine Microbial Ecology 3 

OCB 4633 Marine Community Ecology 3 



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PCB 4467C 
PCB 4723 
PCB 4724 
PCB 4805 
ZOO 3205C 
ZOO 4454 



Marine Protected Areas 
Animal Physiology 
Comparative Physiology 
Endocrinology 
Invertebrate Zoology 
Fish Biology 



Other courses as approved by the Marine Biology 
Advising Office may also be used. 

Laboratory Requirement 

The student is required to take OCB 3043L Marine Biology 
and Oceanography Lab, plus 3 laboratories of upper 
division required or elective courses. 

Bachelor of Science with Honors in 
Biology 

Admission to the Program 

a. Permission of the department. Application should be 
made by letter to the Curriculum Committee from the 
applicant after completion of two semesters at the 
University and prior to two semesters before 
graduation. The letter should state the intended 
research problem and be countersigned by the Thesis 
Committee (advisor and mentor). 

b. A minimum GPA of 3.5 in biology, chemistry, physics, 
geology, and mathematics courses. 

Graduation Requirements 

a. A minimum GPA of 3.5 in biology, chemistry, physics, 
geology, and mathematics courses. 

b. Completion of the BS requirements in Biology and 
Honors Research Lab (BSC 491 5L, 1 to 3 credits, and 
Honors Thesis (BSC 4970, 3 credits). 

c. Completion of Honors research in collaboration with a 
two-person Honors Committee, consisting of the 
honors advisor and one other member. The honors 
advisor must be a tenured or tenure-earning member 
of the department. The research results must be 
written in the form of an honors thesis and approved 
by the Honors Committee. 

d. Deposit two completed approved copies of the 
Honors Thesis with the Department's Office: one copy 
to be kept in the department and the other to be 
deposited in the Library. 

e. Presentation of the results of the Honors Research in 
a departmental seminar. 

Bachelor of Science in Biological 
Sciences Biomedical and Premedical 
Honors Track 

Admission to the Program 



a. Admission to the program will be limited to students 
who have a reasonable expectation of admission to 
medical school based on their performance in key 
lower division courses listed below. 

b. Students will receive orientation and group 
advisement through the College of Arts and Sciences 
Pre-Health Professions Advising Center and should 
avail themselves of the information posted on its 
website http://www.fiu.edu/~preprofc . In addition, 



3-4 the Department has a Premedical/Pre-professional 

3 Advisement Committee composed of faculty who 

3 counsel individual students on a regular basis by 

3 appointment. The individual progress of students in 

4 the program will be tracked by the department's 
3 Undergraduate Advisement Center located in OE 246. 

c. Students will receive provisional admission and 
advisement as soon as possible during their freshman 
year. They are encouraged to enroll in the Premedical 
Honors FIG which encompasses both General 
Chemistry and General Biology among other courses. 

d. Students apply for admission to the Premedical 
Honors Program at the end of sophomore year as 
they apply for their major in Biological Sciences. This 
timetable also applies to transfer students. 

e. Admission to this limited-enrollment Premedical 
Honors Program will be based on a GPA of 3.5 in the 
following prerequisite lower division courses: General 
Biology 1&2, General Chemistry 1&2, Organic 
Chemistry 1&2, Calculus 1&2 and Physics 1&2. In 
addition, the student must receive the sponsorship of 
a faculty member who will agree to supervise his/her 
research. Applications for admission are made in the 
form of a letter to the department's Biomedical and 
Premedical Honors Committee by the applicant. 
Students who lack all but one (or one semester) of the 
required course sequences may be given a 
provisional admission to the program at the discretion 
of the BMPM Honors Committee. Students entering 
as transfer students who present these lower division 
courses taken elsewhere with the required GPA may 
also be provisionally admitted. 

f. The courses chosen to fulfill the requirements for the 
Biomedical and Premedical Honors Track will be the 
same as for the regular B.S. program except that (a) 
the mathematics requirement does not include 
Statistics as an option (although it is highly 
recommended), and (b) required courses taken 
outside the major must include at least one of the 
following: ANT 3462 Medical Anthropology, PHI 4633 
Biomedical Ethics, REL 3180 Medical and Bioethics 
or SYO 3400 Medical Sociology. 

g. As in the Honors Program in Biological Sciences, the 
Biomedical and Premedical Honors Track will require 
placement in a research lab and registration for BSC 
491 5L Honors Research Laboratory. Students must 
enroll in this course prior to the spring term of their 
3rd year and are therefore encouraged to contact 
potential research mentors as early as possible. In 
addition, the production of an honors thesis 
supervised by a thesis committee, and registration for 
BSC 4970 Honors Thesis is also required. A list of 
faculty and their research interests is available from 
the Biology Department office in OE 167 or from 
www.fiu.edu/~bioloqy . 

h. Graduation requirements for the B.S. in Biological 
Sciences, Biomedical and Premedical Honors Track: 
GPA of 3.5 in all science and mathematics courses, 
satisfactory completion of an honors thesis and 
presentation of results in a departmental seminar. 



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Minor in Biology 

Required Courses 

BSC 1010 and BSC 1011 with labs, and one upper 
division course (3000-level or above) in three of the 
following areas: A. Ecology, B. Organismal Diversity, C. 
Physiology/Biochemistry, or D. Structure/Development. 

One of these elective courses must be at the 4000-level 
or higher and one must include a lab. Total upper division 
biology credits must number 10 or more. Grades of 'C or 
better are required for all courses and labs. The following 
courses do not count as electives: Student Research Labs 
(BSC 3915. 4914, and 6916), Workshop Biology Labs 
(BSC 5928, PCB 5238, BSC 6926, etc.); Cooperative 
Education credits (BSC 3949), Physiology of Aging (PCB 
3241), and any course for non-science majors (e.g., BOT 
1010. PCB 2061, PCB 2099, MCB 2000, BSC 2023, EVR 
3013, OCB 2003, and OCE 3014). 

Minor in Marine Biology 

Required Courses 

Students must complete, with a grade of "C" or better, 
BSC 1010 and BSC 1011 with labs, OCB 3043 Marine 
Biology and Oceanography and OCB 3043L, and at least 
two courses from among the selection of upper-division 
Marine Electives that meet the BS in Marine Biology 
requirement. 

Pre-Medical, Dental, Optometry, and Veterinary 
Curricula 

Students who have fulfilled the requirements for the BS in 
Biology will also have satisfied the course requirements for 
admission to the above mentioned professional schools. 
Some professional schools may have additional course 
requirements. Interested students should consult the Pre- 
Medical Advisor for arranging a curriculum to enhance 
their potential to gain admission. 

Course Descriptions 

Note: Laboratories should be taken concurrently with or 
subsequent to lectures. Students should register for each 
separately. 

Definition of Prefixes 

BCH - Biochemistry; BOT - Botany; BSC - Biological 

Science: ENY - Entomology; MCB - Microbiology; OCB - 

Oceanography (Biological); PCB - Process Biology; ZOO - 

Zoology 

BCH 3033 General Biochemistry (3). BCH 3033L 
Biochemistry Lab (1). Chemistry of proteins, lipids, 
carbohydrates, and nucleic acids; principles of 
enzymology. metabolism, and bioenergetics. 
Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry CHM 2211 and General 
Biology I BSC 1010. [C] 

BCH 5040 Introduction to Biochemical Research (3). 
Analysis of biochemical data and experimental design. 
Prerequisite Graduate standing. 



BCH 5134C Workshop in Chromatography Techniques 
(1). Workshop covers the theory and practice of 
chromatographic techniques to separate complex mixtures 
of biomolecules, including absorption, ion exchange, size 
exclusion and affinity chromatography. Prerequisite: 
Graduate status. 

BCH 541 1C Techniques in Molecular Evolution 
Research (5). Ribosomal genes from related organisms 
are amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 
sequenced. Phylogenetic maps are made by computer 
from sequence data. Students may use material from their 
own research. Prerequisites: General Biochemistry BCH 
3033 and Lab BCH 3033L, Molecular Biology PCB 4524 
and Lab PCB 4524L or graduate status. 

BOT 1010 Introductory Botany (3). BOT 1010L 
Introductory Botany Lab (1). A history of mankind's 
study and use of plants, and a survey of plants of 
economic importance. Includes lab. No science 
prerequisite. (Lab fees assessed) 

BOT 3014 Plant Life Histories (3). BOT 3014L Plant 
Life Histories Laboratory (1). Plant form, function, and 
reproduction: the lives of algae, fungi, bryophytes, ferns, 
gymnosperms, and flowering plants. This course is 
designed for majors and certificate students. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1011. Corequisite: Concurrent 
registration in lecture and lab. [B] 

BOT 3154 Local Flora (3). BOT 3154L Local Flora Lab 
(1). Introduction to the taxonomy and ecology of common 
native, cultivated, and exotic plant species in southern 
Florida. Laboratory observation of the gross features of 
vascular plants and practice in the use of keys for 
identification. Basic ecology of principal plant communities 
of Southern Florida. Field trips. Prerequisites: Introductory 
Botany BOT 1010 or General Biology II BSC 1011. 
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in lecture and lab 
courses. [B] 

BOT 3353 Morphology of Vascular Plants (3). BOT 
3353L Morphology of Vascular Plants Lab (1). Origin 
and evolution of plants, especially vascular plants of 
tropical origin. Analysis of vascular plant anatomy and 
morphology, emphasizing the underlying principles of 
plant construction. Prerequisites: A course in General 
Biology or permission of the instructor. [D] 

BOT 3434 Mycology (3). BOT 3434L Mycology Lab (1). 

An introduction to the taxonomy, genetics, and physiology 
of fungi with special emphasis on commercially important 
fungi and plant and animal pathogenic fungi. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010, General 
Biology II BSC 1011. [B] 

BOT 3663 Tropical Botany (3). BOT 3663L Tropical 
Botany Lab (1). How environmental factors affect the 
distribution of vegetation, and the morphology and 
physiology of plants in the tropics. Emphasis on tropical 
plants of economic importance. Prerequisites: General 
Biology II BSC 1011 or equivalent. Corequisite: 
Concurrent registration in lecture and lab courses. [B] 

BOT 3810 Economic Botany (3). The origins, 
domestication and uses of economically important plants. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1011 General Biology II, or BOT 1010 
Introductory to Botany. [B] 



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BOT 4402C Marine Botany (3-4). Introduction to the 
taxonomy, biology of seaweeds, seagrass and 
mangroves, including species identification in the field and 
lab. Prerequisites: BSC 1011 or equivalent. [B] 

BOT 4404 Phycology (3). BOT 4404L Phycology Lab 
(1). The biology of marine and freshwater algae, with an 
emphasis on structure, function, reproduction, 
classification, and ecology. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 
General Biology I, BSC 1011 General Biology II. [B] 

BOT 4503 Plant Physiology (3). BOT 4503L Plant 
Physiology Lab (1). Plant growth and metabolism in 
relationship to environment. Photobiology, nutrient 
relations, transport, and hormones in relation to plant 
development and function. Prerequisite: BSC 1010 
General Biology I and BSC 1010L General Biology I Lab, 
BSC 1011 General Biology II, CHM 2210 Organic 
Chemistry I. [C] 

BOT 4601 General Plant Ecology (3). BOT 4601 L 
General Plant Ecology Lab (1). An examination of the 
ecology of plants at the individual, population, and 
community levels. Prerequisites: PCB 3043 or permission 
of the instructor. 

BOT 4684 Taxonomy of Tropical Plants (3). BOT 4684L 
Taxonomy of Tropical Plants Lab (1). Introduction to 
higher plant taxonomy, including nomenclature, modern 
systems of angiosperm classification, and angiosperm 
evolution. Emphasis on identification of tropical plant 
families and plants of economic importance. Prerequisites: 
Local Flora BOT 3154 or Tropical Botany BOT 3663 or 
permission of the instructor. [B] 

BOT 5186C Advanced Marine Botany (3-4). Study of the 
taxonomy, biology, and ecology of seaweeds, seagrasses, 
and mangroves including a student research project. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1011 or equivalent. 

BOT 5304C Workshop in Plant Morphology (2). 

Techniques to analyze plant form and experience with the 
diversity plant morphology; field work using the collections 
at Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Prerequisites: 2 botany 
courses or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5515 Biochemistry of Plant Natural Products (3). 

Aspects of primary and secondary plant metabolism will 
be covered including biosynthesis and degradation of 
natural products as well as their biological/ 
pharmacological activity. Prerequisites: BCH 3033 
General Biochemistry or CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry I. 
[C] 

BOT 5575 Photobiology (3). BOT 5575L Photobiology 
Lab (1). The study of basic photochemical mechanisms as 
they occur in molecular biological processes such as 
photosynthesis, plant growth, animal vision, 
bioluminescence, and radiation damage. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. [C] 

BOT 5602 The Functional Ecology of Tropical Plants 
(3). BOT 5602L The Functional Ecology of Tropical 
Plants Lab (1). The relationship of climate and soils to the 
distribution and function of the major plant groups of the 
tropical regions. Prerequisites: Two courses in botany or 
permission of the instructor. [A] 



BOT 5605 Plant Ecology (3). BOT 5605L Plant Ecology 
Lab (1). In-depth study of plant ecology at 3 levels: 
individual, population, and community. Laboratory and 
field exercises will examine lecture topics. Prerequisites: 
Ecology PCB 3043 or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: Concurrent registration in lecture and lab 
courses. [A] 

BOT 5615 Workshop: Seed Conservation (1). Covers 
practical issues of seed conservation of tropical plants: 
longevity curves, seed germination protocols and seed 
conservation procedures. Prerequisites: Graduate 
students or permission of instructor. 

BOT 5647 Ecology of Marine Vascular Plants (3). 

Biology and ecology of seagrasses and mangroves, with 
an emphasis on South Florida and Caribbean species. 
Physiological ecology, population and community ecology, 
and ecosystem processes. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. [A] 

BOT 5648 Workshop on Aquatic Plants (1). Biology and 
identification of aquatic plants. Prerequisites: Graduate 
status or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5682 Florida Plant Communities (3). Two-week 
field trip to many diverse plant communities of the state. 
Ecological and environmental factors influencing plant 
distribution will be examined, contrasting vegetation 
among sites. Prerequisites: General Biology II BSC 1011 
and Ecology PCB 3043 or permission of the instructor. [A] 

BOT 5704 Botanical Terminology, Latin and 
Nomenclature (2). Course is divided into 3 parts: 1) 
Botanical Latin and its use; 2) Plant description 
terminology, and current descriptive standards; and 3) 
Botanical nomenclature, the ICBN, Phylocode, and others. 
Prerequisites: Plants Systematics (BOT 5725C) or 
Systematic Biology (BSC 5606), or approval of the 
Advisor. 

BOT 5725C Plant Systematics (3). Theory and methods 
of classification of vascular plants using phylogenetic 
principles. Covers the integration of morphological and 
molecular characters. Prerequisites: Graduate students or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5727 Plant Genetics (3). Topics related to higher 
plants, including polyploid inheritance, self-incompatibility, 
cytoplasmic inheritance, mutable alleles, complex loci, 
genome analysis, recombination and mutagesis. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I and II (BSC 1010 and 
101 1) and Genetics (PCB 3063). 

BOT 5728 Plant Molecular Systematics (2). DNA 

markers for phylogenetic analysis of vascular plants, 
including description of laboratory methods, computerized 
analytical techniques and evolutionary interpretation. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

BOT 5728L Plant Molecular Systematics Laboratory 

(2). DNA markers for phylogenetic analysis of vascular 
plants, including description of laboratory methods, 
computerized analytical techniques and evolutionary 
interpretation. Prerequisites: Graduate status or 
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BOT 5816 Ethnobotany (3). Review the use and 
management of plants by indigenous people. Discuss 
emerging theories in ethnobotany, examine the role of 
ethnobotany in conservation and resource utilization. 
Prerequisites: Economic Botany BOT 3810, Tropical 
Botany BOT 3663, Cultural Ecology ANT 3403, or 
permission of the instructor. 

BOT 581 6L Ethnobotany Workshop (1). Field methods 
in the study of plant use by traditional and modern 
societies. Examines botanical documentation, ethnological 
description and experimental design. Prerequisites: 
Graduate status or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5817 Field Ethnobotany (1-4). A 4-week field 
course that introduces students to tropical vegetation and 
its use by traditional cultures. Topics include tropical 
botany, diversity, ecology, and the relationship between 
plants and people. Course may be repeated. 
Prerequisites: BOT 5816 and BOT 581 6L or permission of 
the instructor. 

BOT 5852 Medical Botany (3). An examination of 
medicinal plants including the biology, chemistry, and 
pharmacology of botanical remedies, and their effects on 
human health. Prerequisites: Economic Botany or BOT 
5816 or permission of the instructor. 

BOT 5924 Workshop in Tropical Plant Families (3). An 

introduction to important spermatophyte families, including 
systematics, ecology, and conservation. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. [B] 

BOT 5925 Workshop in the Biology of Southern 
Florida's Native Trees (3). Distribution, floristic 
relationships. morphology, reproductive biology, 
taxonomy, and conservation of trees native to southern 
Florida. Prerequisites: Local Flora BOT 3154, Tropical 
Botany BOT 3663, or permission of the instructor. [B] 

BOT 5928 Workshop on Grasses and Sedges of 
Southern Florida (1). The systematics, ecology, and 
identification of South Florida grasses and sedges. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

BSC 1010 General Biology I (3). BSC 1010L General 
Biology I Lab (1). Biomolecules, cells, energy flow, 
genetics, and physiology. Science background or Biology 
major recommended. (Lab fees assessed) 

BSC 1011 General Biology II (3). BSC 1011L General 
Biology Lab II (1). A survey of organismal biology with 
emphasis on botany and zoology. Science background or 
Biology major recommended. (Lab fees assessed) 

BSC 2023 Human Biology (3). BSC 2023L Human 
Biology Lab (1). Biological and general scientific 
principles governing human structure, function, health, and 
relationship to the planetary environment. For non-science 
majors. (Lab fees assessed) 

BSC 3364 Research in Tropical Ecosystems (3). 
Biology. Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies faculty 
describe research in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, 
geology, conservation and education. Students discuss 
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BSC 3392 Science Concept Mapping: Biological 
Sciences (1). An introduction to the process of concept 
mapping and its application to the Biological Sciences. 
Topics include those included in standardized exams such 
as the MCAT and DAT. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 and BSC 
1011. 

BSC 3915, 4914 Student Research Lab I and II (1-12). 

Independent laboratory study in a project or projects of the 
student's choice. Registration by consultation with 
instructor. May be repeated for additional credit. 

BSC 3949 Cooperative Education in Biology (1-3). A 

student majoring in biological sciences may spend several 
terms employed in industry or government in a capacity 
relating to the major. Prerequisites: Permission of Co-op 
Education and major department. 

BSC 4303 Biogeography (3). Current issues concerning 
geographic distribution of plants and animals. 
Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 and Evolution PCB 
4674. [A] 

BSC 4304 Environments of the Past (3). The 

biogeography, diversity and ecology of ancient life is 
combined with the study of sediments and stable isotopes 
to interpret environmental changes of the past at the local 
to global scale. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 
[A] 

BSC 4361 Biodiversity of Tropical Islands (3). Current 
issues on evolution, diversification and conservation of 
flora and fauna on tropical islands. Prerequisites: Genetics 
PCB 3063, Ecology PCB 3043, and Evolution PCB 4674. 
[A] 

BSC 4363 Biodiversity in the Caribbean Basin (3). 

Current issues on evolution, conservation, and 
diversification of biota of the Caribbean Basin. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011 General Biology I and 
II. [A] 

BSC 4422 Biotechnology: Applications in Industry, 
Agriculture and Medicine (3). Biological, biochemical, 
ecological, engineering, entrepreneurial, and ethical 
aspects of biotechnology in industry, agriculture, and 
medicine. [D] 

BSC 4434 Bioinformatics for Biologists (3). Introduction 
to bioinformatic resources/methods for biologists. 
Accessing, searching, retrieving, and analyzing data, 
including sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis, and 
structure prediction. Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, 
PCB 3063. [B] 

BSC 4443 Functional Genomics and Proteomics (3). 

Introduction to the importance of functional genomics and 
proteomics in biological research. Prerequisite: PCB 3063. 
[C] 

BSC 491 5L Honors Research (1-3). Laboratory and/or 
field study in consultation with an Honors Thesis advisor. 
Prerequisite: Admission into Honors in Biological Sciences 
Program. 

BSC 4931 Senior Seminar (1). An exploration of various 
research works in biological sciences. Oral presentation 
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BSC 4934 Topics in Biology (1-3). An intensive study of 
a particular topic or limited number of topics not otherwise 
offered in the curriculum. 

BSC 4970 Honors Thesis (3). Writing an Honors Thesis. 
Prerequisite: BSC 491 5L. 

BSC 5302 Ecosystems of the Past (3). Analysis of local 
to global change in environments through time using 
faunal distributions, biodiversity, biogeography, physical 
and chemical properties of sediments, and stable 
isotopes. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. [A] 

BSC 5405C Environmental Instrumentation (3). Theory 
and techniques for measurement of environmental 
parameters of interest to field biologist. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. [C] 

BSC 5406 Forensic Biology (3). Forensic applications of 
molecular biology including PCR, STR techniques and 
other laboratory methods and data interpretation. 
Prerequisite: Graduate status. [D] 

BSC 5446 Advanced Functional Genomics and 
Proteomics (3). Analysis of Modern Strategies to 
understand fundamental biological aspects using 
advanced genomics and proteomic approaches. 
Prerequisites: PCB 3063 or equivalent. 

BSC 5459 Advanced Bioinformatics for Biologists (3). 

Introduction to bioinformatic resources/methods for biology 
graduate students, accessing, searching, retrieving, and 
analyzing data, including an in-depth research project. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, PCB 3063. 

BSC 5926 Graduate Bioresource Workshop (1). This 
workshop is designed to introduce Biology graduate 
students to the various resources available for graduate 
teaching and research. Prerequisite: Graduate status. 

BSC 5928 Workshop: Vertebrate Animal Research (1). 

Reviews the ethical, legal and practical guidelines for 
conducting research with live vertebrate animals. Required 
for students capturing, handling or collecting vertebrate 
animals in the course of research or teaching. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

BSC 5929 Workshop: Paleoecology of South Florida 

(2). Sampling, preparation, and identification of diatoms 
and foraminifera from a freshwater to marine transect, and 
application of ecology to interpreting past ecosystems. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5933 Current Topics in Tropical Biology (3). An 

intensive study of particular tropical biology topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

BSC 5936 Glaser Seminar: The Biology of Tomorrow 
(1). A series of lectures by an invited, internationally 
recognized authority in biological topics of current and 
future concern. 

ENY 1004 General Entomology (3). ENY 1004L 
Entomology Lab (1). The morphology, systematics, 
physiology and ecology of the major insect orders, and 
introduction to basic field procedures. Prerequisite: 
General Biology II BSC 1011. 



ENY 4060 Entomology (3). ENY 4060L Entomology 
Laboratory (1). Explorations of the morphology, 
physiology, behavior and metabolism of insects in the 
context of their evolutionary, environmental and economic 
significance. Prerequisites: General Biology I BS 1010, 
General Biology II BSC 1011, or permission of the 
instructor. [B] 

MCB 2000 Introductory Microbiology (3). MCB 2000L 
Introductory Micro Lab (1). Basic concepts of microbes 
as pathogens, food spoilage and fermentative organisms. 
Microbial relationships to immunology, sanitation, pollution 
and geochemical cycling. Not applicable for majors in 
Biological Sciences. (Lab fees assessed) 

MCB 3020 General Microbiology (3). MCB 3020L 
General Microbiology Lab (1). Introduction to the 
principles and techniques of microbiology, genetics, 
taxonomy, biochemistry and ecology of microorganisms. 
Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I CHM 2210 and 
Organic Chemistry II CHM 2211; and General Biology I 
BSC 1010 and General Biology II BSC 1011; or 
permission of the instructor. [B] 

MCB 4022 Diversity of Microbes (3). An introduction to 
the diversity of microbes to include the structural and 
functions dynamics and interactions as assessed by 
traditional or genetic methods. Prerequisites: MCB 3020 or 
instructor's permission. [B] 

MCB 4203 Microbial Pathogenicity (3). MCB 4203L 
Microbial Path Lab (1). Host-parasite relationships: 
physiology of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens 
emphasizing mechanisms of pathogenicity and the host 
response. Prerequisite: General Microbiology MCB 3020. 
[C] 

MCB 4404 Microbial Physiology (3). MCB 4404L 
Microbial Physiology Lab (1). Introduction to the study of 
physiological and metabolic activities of microorganisms 
and processes that affect them. Prerequisites: General 
Microbiology MCB 3020 and Lab MCB 3020L. [C] 

MCB 4503 Virology (3). MCB 4503L Virology Lab (1). 

Principles and methods of study of bacterial, plant, and 
animal viruses. Molecular aspects of viral development, 
virus pathogens, and carcinogens. Prerequisites: CHM 
2210 Organic Chemistry I. [C] 

MCB 4603 Microbial Ecology (3). MCB 4603L Microbial 
Ecology Lab (1). Principles and applications of microbial 
interactions with the environment: physical, chemical, and 
biological. Prerequisites: General Microbiology MCB 3020 
and Lab MCB 3020L. [A] 

MCB 4653 Food Microbiology (3). MCB 4653L Food 
Microbiology Lab (1). Public Health microbiology of water 
and sewage, microbiology of food preparation and 
spoilage; industrial aspects of microbiology. Prerequisites: 
General Microbiology MCB 3020 and Lab MCB 3020L. [A] 

MCB 5114 Microbial Diversity (3). MCB 5114L 
Microbial Diversity Laboratory (1). Analysis of metabolic 
and morpho-logical diversity in bacteria in the context of 
bacterial systematics. Prerequisites: General Microbiology 
MCB 3020 and Lab MCB 3020L; additional course in 
microbiology or biochemistry. Corequisite: Concurrent 
registration in lecture and lab courses. [B] 



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MCB 5315C Workshop: Prokaryotic Cloning (2). 

Description of molecular genetic methods for manipulation 
of prokaryotic DNA. Prerequisites: PCB 3063 Genetics: 
BCH 3033 General Biochemistry: or CHM 4304 Biological 
Chemistry I or permission of the instructor. 

MCB 5405 Biology of Photosynthetic Bacteria (3). 
Study of the physiology and ecology of photosynthetic 
bacteria, including Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), 
purple and green bacteria, and Halobacteria. [A] 

MCB 5412 Advanced Microbial Physiology (3). 

Overview of microbial metabolic diversity, including 
prokaryotic metabolic pathways, stress responses, cell 
signaling, and metabolic regulation. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

MCB 5453L Workshop: Prokaryotic Cell Signaling (1). 
Covers chemical signals used by prokaryotes for cell-to 
cell communications. Prerequisites: MCB 3020 or 
permission of the instructor. 

MCB 5605 Microbial Ecology (3). Principles and 
applications of microbial interactions with the environment. 
Current research areas are emphasized. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Level Standing. 

OCB 2003 Introductory Marine Biology (3). OCB 2003L 
Introductory Marine Biology Lab (1). A survey of marine 
biological environments and zones, including the 
relationship of the physical and chemical environment to 
the distribution of marine plants and animals. (Lab fees 
assessed) 

OCB 3043 Marine Biology and Oceanography (3). OCB 
3043L Marine Biology and Oceanography Laboratory 
(1). An ecological approach to the biology of organisms in 
the marine environment with an emphasis on zonation and 
adaptation to the physical environment. Intended for 
biology majors or other science majors. Prerequisites: 
General Biology I BSC 1010 and General Biology II BSC 
1011. [A] 

OCB 3264 Biology of Coral Reefs (3). Biology and 
ecological relationships of reef plants and animals with 
emphasis on their role in reef construction or bioerosion; 
reef constructional environments symbiotic relationships 
and biogeography. Prerequisites: General Biology II BSC 
1011 or Zoology. Ecology recommended. [A] 

OCB 4004 Biological Oceanography at Sea I (3). An 
overview of current methods applied in biological 
oceanography including design of and working on 
research vessels and planning of research cruises. 
Prerequisite: OCB 3043. 

OCB 4005C Biological Oceanography at Sea II (4). 
Experience in research at sea involving cruise planning, 
participation in a research cruise, and sample data 
analysis. Methods oriented lectures/seminars and 
participation in lab and shipboard work. Prerequisites: 
OCB 4004 or permission of the instructor. 

OCB 4070 Coastal Marine Conservation (3). An 
overview of the basic subdisciplines - including science, 
governance, and policy - required for a detailed 
understanding of the most pressing problems threatening 
our coastal ecosystems Prerequisites: OCB 3043 or PCB 
3043 [A] 



OCB 4303 Biology of Marine Mammals (3). A survey of 
marine mammals including evolution, systematics, 
morphology, physiology, behavior, population dynamics, 
ecology, conservation and theory relevant to these areas 
of biology. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 and 1011 and PCB 
3043 or OCB 3043. [B] 

OCB 4632 Marine Microbial Ecology (3). Diversity, 
ecology and physiology of marine viruses, bacteria and 
protozoa, their role in marine food webs and the 
biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients, and the 
significance of microbial food webs for marine productivity. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, OCB 3043. [A] 

OCB 4633 Marine Community Ecology (3). A survey of 
the ecological patterns, processes, and interactions in 
marine environments with an emphasis on the ecology of 
different ecosystems and interactions among organisms. 
Prerequisite: PCB 3043. [A] 

OCB 5006 Advanced Biological Oceanography at Sea I 
(3). An in-depth overview and critical discussion of current 
methods employed in biological oceanography including 
design of and working on research ships and planning of 
research cruises. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

OCB 5007C Advanced Biological Oceanography at 
Sea II (4). A hands-on experience in research at sea 
involving cruise planning, participation in an offshore 
cruise on a research vessel, and subsequent sample 
analysis, data evaluation and research report. 
Prerequisites: OCB 5006 or permission of the instructor. 

OCB 5575L Workshop: Aquatic Flow Cytometry (1). A 

practical introduction to theories and applications of flow 
cytometry in the analyses of aquatic microorganisms 
(bacteria, phytoplankton) and their physiology. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

OCB 5634 Marine Ecology (3). OCB 5634L Marine 
Ecology Lab (1). Review of processes determining 
species distribution and abundance in marine ecosystems. 
Energy flow and trophic relationships examined. 
Prerequisite: Ecology PCB 3043. Corequisite: Concurrent 
registration in lecture for lab courses. [A] 

OCB 5636 Advanced Marine Microbial Ecology (3). 

Diversity, ecology and physiology of marine viruses, 
bacteria and protozoa, their role in marine food webs and 
the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients, and 
the significance of microbial food webs for marine 
productivity. Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, OCB 
3043, or graduate standing. 

OCB 5670L Techniques in Biological Oceanography 
(1). A laboratory course designed to acquaint the student 
with biological sampling techniques at sea. Shipboard 
experience will be required as part of the course. 
Prerequisites: Previous course in marine biology and 
permission of the instructor. 

PCB 2061 Introductory Genetics (3). PCB 2061L 
Introductory Genetics Lab (1). Principles of Mendelian 
and molecular genetics with selected examples of 
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PCB 2099 Foundations of Human Physiology (3). PCB 
2099L Foundations of Human Physiology Lab (1). 

Functional survey of the organ systems of the human 
body. Intended primarily for non-science majors. (Lab fees 
assessed) 

PCB 3043 Ecology (3). PCB 3043L Ecology Lab (1). 

The basic principles governing the Interaction of organism 
and environment. Trophic structure and energetics, 
species diversity, evolution of populations, biogeochemical 
cycles. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and 
General Biology II BSC 1011. [A] 

PCB 3063 Genetics (3). PCB 3063L Genetics Lab (1). 

Mendelian inheritance and introduction to molecular 
genetics. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General Biology I. [D] 

PCB 3241 Physiology of Aging (3). Introductory 
treatment of the physiology of organ systems with 
emphasis on the decline in organ function with aging and 
on the resultant limitations in physiological performance. 

PCB 3374 Tropical Ecology (3). In-depth survey of 
tropical climatology, ecological processes characteristic of 
tropical habitats, and biodiversity and conservation of 
tropical regions. Prerequisite: PCB 3043. [A] 

PCB 3702 Intermediate Human Physiology (3). PCB 
3702L Intermediate Human Physiology Lab (1). 

Functions of the human body and the physio-chemical 
mechanisms responsible for each organ's function. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 or General 
Biology II BSC 1011. [C] 

PCB 3703 Human Physiology I (3). PCB 3703L Human 
Physiology I Lab (1). Basic facts and concepts relating to 
the physiology of cells and nervous, muscular, and 
cardiovascular systems, with emphasis on regulatory 
mechanisms and abnormal physiology. Prerequisite: BSC 
1010 General Biology I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PCB 
3703. [C] 

PCB 3704 Human Physiology II (3). PCB 3704L Human 
Physiology II Lab (1). Physiology of respiratory, gastro- 
intestinal, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. 
Continuation of PCB 3703. Prerequisite: BSC 1010 
General Biology I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PCB 3704. 
[C] 

PCB 3711 Physiological Mechanisms (3). Biophysical 
and biochemical perspective; Integrative aspects of 
physiology are de-emphasized to accomplish a detailed, 
but introductory coverage of mechanisms. [C] 

PCB 4023 Cell Biology (3). A structural and molecular 
analysis of cell function. Prerequisite: BSC 1010 General 
Biology I, CHM 1046 General Chemistry II. [C] 

PCB 4023L Cell Biology Lab (1). Fundamentals of 
cell/histological identification and current techniques used 
to study cells. Prerequisite: PCB 3063. 

PCB 4232 The Biology of Acquired Immune Deficiency 
Syndrome (AIDS) (3). An overview of Acquired Immune 
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) from biomedical and 
psychosocial perspectives. Prerequisites: General Biology 
I BSC 1010, General Biology II BSC 1011, General 
Chemistry I CHM 1045, and General Chemistry II CHM 
1046. [A] 



PCB 4233 Immunology (3). PCB 4233L Immunology 

Lab (1). Fundamentals of immunology including antibody 
structure, immunopathology, molecular recognition at cell 
surfaces and immunological aspects of cancer biology. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General Biology I. [C] 

PCB 4253 Developmental Biology (3). Comprehensive 
survey of principles of development and critical analysis of 
methods used to study these problems. Prerequisites: 
PCB 3063 Genetics or BCH 3033 or General 
Biochemistry. [D] 

PCB 4301 Freshwater Ecology (3). PCB 4301 L 
Freshwater Ecology Laboratory (2). Community-level 
analysis of marshes, lakes and rivers from theoretical and 
practical viewpoints, emphasizing quantitative description 
of community structure and function. Prerequisite: Ecology 
PCB 3043. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PCB 4301. [A] 

PCB 4373 Amphibian Ecology (3). In-depth survey of the 
ecology of members of the vertebrate class Amphibia 
(caecilians, salamanders, and frogs). Prerequisite: PCB 
3043. [A] 

PCB 4414 Behavioral Ecology (3). Investigation of the 
adaptive significance of behavior. Synthesis and 
discussion of literature and theory pertaining to the 
strategies and tactics organisms use to survive and 
reproduce. Prerequisite: PCB 3043. 

PCB 4442 Community Ecology (3). Dynamic and 
descriptive community ecology: interactions among >2 
species, patterns in species co-occurrences across space 
and time. Terrestrial, aquatic, and marine examples and 
applications. Prerequisites: PCB 3043, MAC 2311. [A] 

PCB 4452 Introduction to Wetland Ecology and 
Management (3). Principles of wetland ecology and their 
application to management of freshwater and estuarine 
wetlands. Prerequisites: PCB 3043 or permission of the 
instructor. [A] 

PCB 4467C Marine Protected Areas (1-4). Introduction 
to the theory and methods for the design and 
management of Marine Protected Areas. [A] 

PCB 4514 Advanced Genetics (3). Advanced level 
treatment of topics such as meiotic disjunction-uniparental 
disomy, transcription & splicing -differential splicing, 
polymorphisms, chromatin organization, horizontal gene 
transfer, etc. Prerequisite: Genetics PCB 3063. [C] 

PCB 4524 Molecular Biology (3). PCB 4524L Molecular 
Biology Lab (1). Advanced nucleic acid and protein 
biochemistry: biosynthesis of macro-molecules and 
molecular genetics. Prerequisites: PCB 3063 Genetics, 
BCH 3033 Biochemistry or CHM 4304 Biological 
Chemistry I. [C] 

PCB 4663 General Human Genetics (3). Examination of 
genetics as it applies to the normal and abnormal human 
condition. Includes topics such as genetic engineering, 
cloning, and human evolution. Prerequisite: PCB 3063. [D] 

PCB 4673 Evolutionary Ecology (3). PCB 4673L 
Evolutionary Ecology Lab (1). Adaptation and interaction 
of plants and animals in natural and disturbed habitats. 
Prerequisites: PCB 3043 and PCB 3063. [A] 



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PCB 4674 Evolution (3). A study of the synthetic theory 
of evolution, its historic and experimental justification and 
the mechanisms of natural selection. Prerequisites: PCB 
3063 Genetics. PCB 3043 Ecology. [B] 

PCB 4723 Animal Physiology (3). PCB 4723L Animal 
Physiology Lab (1). Advanced study of physiological 
mechanisms employed by animals to maintain function of 
the organ systems and to interact with the environment. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, and CHM 2211. [C] 

PCB 4724 Comparative Physiology (3). PCB 4724L 
Comparative Physiology Lab I (1). Regulation of the 
internal environment: osmotic gastrointestinal, metabolic, 
circulatory and respiratory physiology. Prerequisites: 
General Biology I BSC 1010 and II BSC 1011 and Organic 
Chemistry I CHM 2210. [C] 

PCB 4733 Human Systemic Physiology I (3). PCB 
4733L Human Systemic Physiology Lab (1). Selected 
topics in human physiology with emphasis on topics of 
clinical significance. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General 
Biology I. [C] 

PCB 4734 Human Systemic Physiology II (3). Selected 
topics in human physiology with emphasis on topics of 
clinical significance. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General 
Biology I. [C] 

PCB 4805 Endocrinology (3). Biochemistry, physiology 
and anatomy of the endocrine systems of vertebrates and 
invertebrates. Steroid, peptide, and terpenoid hormones 
which control reproduction, growth, and other parameters. 
Prerequisites: General Biology II BSC 1011, Organic 
Chemistry II CHM 2211, and one physiology course. [C] 

PCB 4805L Endocrinology Laboratory (1). A series of 
lab exercises and experiments designed to supplement 
lecture material in PCB 4805, and coordinated with that 
content. Prerequisites: General Biology I and II, 
permission of the instructor. Corequisite: PCB 4805. 

PCB 5025L Molecular Biology Techniques Laboratory 
(3). Covers DNA and RNA extraction, digestion, 
electrophoresis, Southern analysis, RFLP analysis, PCR 
amplification, cloning and automated sequencing. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5184 Workshop in Microtechnique (1). Laboratory 
techniques required for preparation of tissues for light 
microscopy-histological study. Prerequisites: Graduate 
status or permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5195 Histochemistry/Microtechnique (3). PCB 
5195L Histochemistry/Microtechnique Lab (1). 
Chemistry and use of fixatives and dyes; histochemistry 
emphasizes procedures used in research and pathology 
labs including techniques for enzymes, protein, 
carbohydrate, nucleic acids and lipids. Prerequisites: 
General Biochemistry BCH 3033. 

PCB 5215 Workshop in Histo- and Immunocyto- 
Chemistry (1). Laboratory techniques for preparation of 
paraffin-embedded and frozen sections; selected 
procedures lo demonstrate the fundamentals of 
histochemical and immunocytochemical labeling methods, 
•.quisites Graduate status or permission of the 



PCB 5235 Current Topics in Comparative Immunology 
(1). A weekly seminar/discussion course consisting of 
research presentations by students, faculty and visiting 
scientists in the area of comparative immunology. It is 
recommended for students with a research interest in the 
comparative study of mammalian and nonmammalian 
species or using alternative animal models. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5236 Immune Assessment (3). A review of the 
genetics and biochemistry of immune dysfunction with a 
focus on the methods used to evaluate adaptive and 
innate immunological function. Prerequisites: PCB 4233 or 
permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5238 Marine Comparative Immunology Workshop 
(1). A workshop at the Keys Marine Lab to present general 
and unique research methodologies associated with the 
immunology of marine animals. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

PCB 5239 Immunophysiology (3). Physiological and 
endocrine regulation of the vertebrate immune system. 
Prerequisite: Immunology PCB 4233. 

PCB 5259 Topics in Developmental Biology (3). 

Molecular and cellular mechanisms in the development of 
plants and animals. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. [D] 

PCB 5307 Limnology (3). PCB 5307L Limnology Lab 
(1). Chemical and physical properties of standing and 
flowing freshwater systems; ecophysiology and 
interactions of the fresh water flora and fauna in relation to 
abiotic factors; oligotrophic to eutrophic conditions. [A] 

PCB 5327 Coastal Ecosystems and Modeling (3). 

Basics of ecology for coastal and wetland ecosystems. 
The theory and mechanisms of simulation modeling. 
Hands-on creation and application of computer models in 
ecological research. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 and 
Calculus I MAC 231 1 or permission of the instructor. [A] 

PCB 5328 Spatial and Landscape Ecology (3). 

Ecological processes with spatial components, including 
neighborhood interactions, foraging, metapopulations, 
infectious diseases, invasive species, and habitat 
associations. Prerequisites: PCB 5423 Advanced Ecology 
- Population and Community. Corequisites: PCB 5454 
Advanced Ecology - Community Ecosystems; MAC 2311 
Calculus. 

PCB 5356L Tropical Ecology Field Lab (3). Field course 
in Costa Rica with fieldwork in two or more diverse 
habitats (rainforest, and dry forest). Emphasis on diversity 
and interactions between species. Visits to selected sites 
of deforestation, conservation and restoration. [A] 

PCB 5376 Animal Physiological Ecology (3). PCB 
5376L Animal Physiological Ecology Laboratory (1). 

Evolution-oriented approach to physiological adaptations 
of animals living in diverse environments. Considers the 
inter-relationship between behavior, energetics, and 
integrative regulation of metabolism. Prerequisites: PCB 
3043 Ecology, BCH 3033 General Biochemistry or CHM 
4304 Biological Chemistry I. [C] 



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PCB 5405 Biochemical Ecology (3). Principles of 
chemical communication between diverse organisms and 
the importance of a variety of allelo-chemicals in 
community structure. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5407 Workshop: Microelectrodes in Microbial 
Ecology (1). Use of microelectrodes to measure chemical 
micro-environments and biological processes in natural 
samples. Hands-on experience with 02 and pH 
electrodes. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5415 Advanced Behavioral Ecology (3). In-depth 
investigation of the adaptive significance of behavior. 
Synthesis and discussion of literature and theory 
pertaining to the strategies and tactics organisms use to 
survive and reproduce. Prerequisites: Graduate status or 
permission of the instructor. 

PCB 541 8C Advanced Marine Protected Areas (1-4). 

Study of theory and methods for the design and 
management of Marine Protected Areas including a 
research project. 

PCB 5423 Advanced Ecology: Populations and 
Communities (3). Advanced analysis of population and 
community ecology. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 or 
permission of the instructor or graduate status. [A] 

PCB 5443 Advanced Ecology: Communities and 
Ecosystems (3). Advanced analysis of ecological 
principles pertaining to communities, ecosystems, and 
landscapes, with special emphasis on the South Florida 
and Caribbean region. Prerequisites: Ecology PCB 3043 
or permission of the instructor or graduate status. [A] 

PCB 5596 Workshop: In Situ Hybridization (1). Analysis 
of gene expression by in situ hybridization techniques 
using whole mount and cry sectioned tissues. 
Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the 
instructor. 

PCB 5615 Molecular and Organismal Evolution (3). 

The evolutionary relationships among nucleotides and 
proteins as well as the processes which yield these 
relationships. The possible molecular events leading to 
speciation. Prerequisites: PCB 3063. 

PCB 5616 Applied Phylogenetics (3). Methods of 
phylogenetic analysis with focus on pragmatic applications 
to ecological and evolutionary studies. Hands-on 
experience with current computer programs for 
phylogenetic analysis. Prerequisites: Graduate status or 
permission of the instructor. [B] 

PCB 5665 Human Genetics (3). Principles and 
techniques in the analysis of the human race. Prerequisite: 
Genetics PCB 3063. [D] 

PCB 5677 Evolution and Development (3). The models 
and evidence for the interaction of development and 
evolution, using both plant and animal systems. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

PCB 5685 Population Genetics (3). Advanced analysis 
of gene and genotype frequencies in theoretical 
populations and analysis of real data. Linkage equilibrium, 
drift, migration and selection are a few of the topics 
covered. Prerequisite: Genetics (PCB 3063). [A] 



PCB 5686 Population Biology (3). PCB 5686L 
Population Biology Lab (1). Intrinsic properties of natural 
and theoretical populations and their dynamics and 
interactions, and responses to disturbance. Includes field 
problems and computer exercises. Prerequisites: Genetics 
PCB 3063 and Evolution PCB 4674, or permission of the 
instructor. [A] 

PCB 5687 Evolutionary Ecology (3). PCB 5687L 
Evolutionary Ecology Lab (1). Adaptations and 
interactions of plants and animals in natural and disturbed 
habitats. Prerequisite: Ecology PCB 3043. [A] 

PCB 5725 Membrane Signal Transduction (3). 

Hormones and neurotransmitters as extracellular 
messengers. Membrane receptors and mechanisms of 
signal transduction: membrane channels and enzymes, 
direct linkage and G-protein linkage. Second messengers. 
Prerequisites: BCH 3033 General Biochemistry or CHM 
4304 Biological Chemistry I. [C] 

PCB 5786 Membrane Physiology (3). Chemical and 
physical properties of the plasma membrane, its 
biosynthesis and functions in transport and signal 
transduction. Prerequisites: PHY 2048 Physics with 
Calculus I, PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II, BCH 3033 
General Biochemistry. [C] 

PCB 5835 Neurophysiology (3). PCB 5835L 
Neurophysiology Lab (1). Comparative neurophysiology; 
physico-chemical mechanisms of resting and action 
potentials; synaptic transmission; neural coding and 
integration; sensory-motor function and neurophysiological 
basis of behavior. Prerequisites: Biochemistry BCH 3033 
and Calculus I MAC 231 1 . [C] 

ZOO 3021 Comparative Zoology (3). ZOO 3021 
Comparative Zoology Lab (1). Characteristics, 
evolutionary relationships and physiological adaptations of 
metazoan animal groups from porifera through the 
chordates. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and 
II BSC 1011 with Labs BSC 1010LandBSC 1011L. [B] 

ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (4). Taxonomy, 
anatomy, development, physiology and ecology of major 
invertebrate groups, including terrestrial and aquatic phyla. 
Prerequisite: General Biology II BSC 1011. [B] 

ZOO 3303 Vertebrate Zoology (3). ZOO 3303L 
Vertebrate Zoology Lab (1). Systematics, anatomy, 
physiology, development and ecology of vertebrate 
animals. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and II 
BSC 1011 with Labs BSC 1010L and BSC 1011L. [B] 

ZOO 3327 Human Evolutionary Morphology (3). The 

major evolutionary adaptations that have led to the unique 
biocultural characteristics of the human species. 
Prerequisites: ZOO 3731. [D] 

ZOO 3378C Forensic Osteology (4). A detailed 
examination of the human skeleton revealing such 
individual traits as sex, age, height, and race in order to 
assist law enforcement investigation in forensic 
identifications. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor.[D] 



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ZOO 3603 Embryology (3). ZOO 3603L Embryology 
Lab (1). Animal morphogenesis. Laboratory must be taken 
with lecture. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 
and II BSC 1011 with Labs BSC 1010L and BSC 1011L 
[D] 

ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4). 

Study of the structural diversity and classification of 
vertebrates and the evolution of various organ systems. 
Dissection of a variety of vertebrate specimens to reveal 
relationships of the various organ systems. Prerequisites: 
General Biology I BSC 1010 and General Biology II BSC 
1011. [D] 

ZOO 3731 Human Anatomy (3). ZOO 3731 L Human 
Anatomy Demonstration (1). Survey of organ systems of 
the human body with major emphasis on the skeletal, 
muscular, and peripheral nervous system. Guided 
examination of prosected human cadavers. Prerequisites: 
BSC 1011 or PCB 2099 or BSC 2023 or MCB 2000 or 
HSC 3549. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ZOO 3731. [D] 

ZOO 3753 Histology (3). ZOO 3753L Histology Lab (1). 

Microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues and organs. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and Organic 
Chemistry I CHM 2210 and Organic Chemistry II CHM 
2211. [D] 

ZOO 4114 Principles of Paleobiology (3). Concepts and 
methods of paleobiology. Covers the nature of fossils, 
adaptation, systematics, evolutionary trends through time, 
global origination and extinction, paleoecology and 
paleobiogeography. Prerequisite: BSC 1011. [B] 

ZOO 4234 General Parasitology (3). ZOO 4234L 
General Parasitology Lab (1). Modern concepts of 
biology, development, immunology and pathology of 
animal parasites. Prerequisite: General Biology I BSC 
1010. Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture and 
lab course. [B] 

ZOO 4377C Functional Vertebrate Morphology (4). The 
study of the diversity of anatomical structure in vertebrates 
and the relationship between form and function. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1011 General Biology II and BSC 
101 1L General Biology II Lab, or permission of the 
instructor. [D] 

ZOO 4454 Fish Biology (3). Covers the systematics, 
anatomy, physiology, reproductive biology, and ecology of 
fish. Prerequisites: BSC 1010, BSC 1011, PCB 3043. [B] 

ZOO 4462C Herpetology (4). Study of the biology of 
reptiles and amphibians with emphasis on the natural 
history and ecology of local species. Prerequisites: 
General Biology I BSC 1010 and II BSC 1011 and Ecology 
PCB 3043 or permission of the instructor. [B] 

ZOO 4472 Ornithology (3). ZOO 4472L Ornithology Lab 
(2). Avian systematics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, 
ecology, evolution, and conservation. Labs teach visual 
and auditory identification, census techniques, banding, 
and taping. Field trips alternate Saturdays and at least one 
overnight weekend field trip. Prerequisites: General 
Biology I BSC 1010 and II BSC 1011. Corequisite: 
Concurrent registration of lecture with lab course. [B] 



ZOO 4484 Primate Biology (3). ZOO 4484L Primate 
Biology Field Lab (1). Survey of the natural history of the 
prosimians, monkeys, and apes with special emphasis on 
primate anatomy, evolution, ecology, and behavior. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and II BSC 
1011 or permission of the instructor. [B] 

ZOO 4513 Animal Behavior (3). ZOO 4513L Animal 
Behavior Laboratory (2). Evolutionary approach to 
under-standing the diversity of behavioral strategies. 
Ecological and physiological mechanisms of behavior will 
be emphasized. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General Biology 
I, BSC 1011 General Biology II. [A] 

ZOO 4733 Survey of Regional Anatomy (3). ZOO 4733L 
Survey of Regional Anatomy Lab (2). The regional 
anatomy of the human body as revealed by dissections, 
radiographs, models and videos. Prerequisites: General 
Biology II BSC 1011 with lab BSC 101 1 L, General 
Chemistry II CHM 1046 with lab CHM 1046L, and Physics 
II PHY 2054. (Lab fees assessed) [D] 

ZOO 4743C Neuroscience (4). Structure and function of 
the human nervous system. Dissection and demonstration 
of human nervous system and various neurophysiology 
labs. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 General Biology I, BSC 
1011 General Biology II, CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II. 
[D] 

ZOO 5265 Biology of Crustaceans (3). ZOO 5265L 
Biology of Crustaceans Laboratory (1). Morphology, 
physiology, systematics and evolution in crustaceans. [B] 

ZOO 5371 Clinical Anatomy of the Trunk and Limbs 
(3). ZOO 5371 L Clinical Anatomy of the Trunk and 
Limbs Lab (1). A detailed analysis of the anatomical 
foundations of kinesology and physical rehabilitation. 
Special emphasis will be placed on the functional 
anatomy of the trunk, pectoral and pelvic limbs with clinical 
correlations to the major disorders commonly treated by 
physical and occupational therapists. Prerequisite: ZOO 
3731 Human Anatomy or ZOO 4733 Survey of Regional 
Anatomy. Corequisite: ZOO 5371 L Clinical Anatomy of the 
Trunk and Limbs Lab. [D] 

ZOO 5376 Animal Design and Movement (4). Basic 
biomechanical and behavioral theories of how animals 
feed and move. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 
1010 and II BSC 1011, Physics I PHY 2053 and II PHY 
2054. [D] 

ZOO 5424 Herpetology (3). ZOO 5424L Herpetology 
Laboratory (1). Biology of amphibians and reptiles from a 
systematic perspective. The three orders of living 
amphibians and the six living orders of reptiles are 
covered in detail. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 
1010 and II BSC 1011 and Ecology PCB 3043, or 
permission of the instructor. [B] 

ZOO 5456 Ichthyology (3). ZOO 5456L Ichthyology Lab 
(1). Systematics, structure, function, ecology, and 
evolution of fishes. Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 
1010, and II BSC 1011, and Ecology PCB 3043. 
Corequisite: Concurrent registration of lecture and lab 
course. [B] 



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ZOO 5732 Advanced Anatomy Demonstration (1-4). 

Dissection and demonstration of the human body with the 
emphasis on structure and function. May be repeated to a 
maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisites: ZOO 4733 with Lab 
ZOO 4733L or permission of the instructor. [D] 

ZOO 5745 Advanced Neuroanatomy (3). In-depth 
knowledge of the embryonic development, structure, and 
function of the human nervous system with a great deal of 
clinical consideration. Prerequisites: Neuroscience ZOO 
4743C or permission of the instructor. [D] 

ZOO 5746 Comparative Neurobiology (4). Structure and 
function of neural systems at many levels including 
biophysical and cellular mechanisms, molecular 
processes, neural circuits, development, and anatomy. 
Prerequisites: General Biology I BSC 1010 and II BSC 
1011, General Chemistry I CHM 1045 and II CHM 1046 
and Physics PHY 2048; graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. [C] 



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Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Stanislaw F. Wnuk, Professor and Chairperson 

Jose R. Almirall, Associate Professor 

David A. Becker, Associate Professor 

John Berry, Assistant Professor 

Yong Cai, Associate Professor and Graduate Program 

Director 
David Chatfield, Associate Professor 
Milagros Delgado, Lecturer and Coordinator of 

Laboratories at BBC 
R. Bruce Dunlap, Professor 
Kenneth G. Furton, Professor and Dean 
Piero R. Gardinali, Associate Professor 
Palmer Graves, Associate Chair, Lecturer and 

Coordinator of General Chemistry Laboratories 
Arthur W. Herriott, Professor 
Rudolf Jaffe, Professor 
Jeffrey A. Joens, Professor and Undergraduate 

Program Director 
Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Associate Professor 
Leonard S. Keller, Professor and Coordinator of 

Organic Chemistry Laboratories 
John T. Landrum, Professor and Associate Dean of 

Pre-Health Professional Advising 
Watson J. Lees, Associate Professor 
Fenfei Leng, Associate Professor 
Ramon Lopez de la Vega, Associate Professor 
Bruce R. McCord, Professor and Forensic Science 

Graduate Program Director 
Alexander M. Mebel, Associate Professor 
Jaroslava Miksovska, Assistant Professor 
Kevin E. O'Shea, Professor 
J. Martin E. Quirke, Professor 
Kathleen S. Rein, Associate Professor 
Uma Swamy, Lecturer and Coordinator of General 

Chemistry Laboratories 
Xiaotang Wang, Associate Professor 
Stephen Winkle, Associate Professor 

Bachelor of Science 
Degree Program Hours: 120 

The B.S. in Chemistry program is approved by the 
American Chemical Society and prepares the student for 
graduate study or a professional career as a chemist in 
industry, in government service, or in secondary school 
teaching. (Students interested in secondary teacher 
certification should contact the College of Education at 
(305) 348-2768.) 

Lower Division Preparation 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

CHM 1045. CHM 1045L CHMX045/X045L or 

CHMX040andCHMX041 

CHMX045C 
CHM 1046. CHM 1046L CHMX046/X046L or 

CHMX046C 
CHM 2210, CHM 2210L CHMX210/X210L and 
CHM 2211, CHM 2211L CHMX211/X211L or 

CHMX210Cand 



CHMX211C 
PHY 2048, PHY 2048L PHYX048/X048L 1 and 
PHY 2049, PHY 2049L PHYX049/X049L 1 or 
PHYX048C 1 and 
PHYX049C 1 or 
PHY053/X053L 2 and 
PHY054/X054L 2 or 
PHYX053C 2 and PHYX054C 2 
MAC 231 1 MACX31 1 or MACX281 

MAC 231 2 MACX31 2 or MACX282 

'The PHYX048/PHYX049 sequence is required for the 
Bachelor in Science degree. It is an option for the 
Bachelor in Arts degree. 

2 The PHYX053/PHYX054 sequence is not accepted for 
the Bachelor in Science degree. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 

CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 

CHM 1046L General Chemistry Lab II 

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I* 

CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab* 

CHM 221 1 Organic Chemistry II* 

CHM 221 1L Organic Chemistry II Lab* 

PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I* 

PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus I Lab* 

PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II* 

PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus II Lab* 

MAC 2311 Calculus I 

MAC 2312 Calculus II 



*Either the General Physics sequence or the Organic 
Chemistry Sequence must be taken at the lower division. 
Whichever is not taken must be taken before the degree is 
granted. 

To qualify for acceptance into the upper division, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable to the program. 

Upper Division Program: (60 total hours, 48 
hours must be 3000 level and above) 

The following courses are required: 

CHM 3120 Intro to Analytical Chemistry 3 

CHM3120L Intro to Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 

CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I 4 

CHM3410L Physical Chemistry I Lab 1 

CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II 4 

CHM3411L Physical Chemistry II Lab 2 

CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis 3 

CHM4130L Instrumental Analysis Lab 1 

CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 

CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry I 3 

CHM 4230L Structure Determination Laboratory 1 

or 



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CHM 4304L 


Biological Chemistry I Lab 


1 


CHM4610 


Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 


3 


CHM4610L 


Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 






Laboratory 


1 


CHM4910L 


Undergraduate Research in Chemistry 


3 


CHM 4930 


Senior Seminar 


1 



One additional senior-level (4000) Chemistry course * 

At least three additional credits to be chosen from the 
following list: 

MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 

CGS 2423 C for Engineers 3 

MAC 2313 Multivariate Calculus 4 

Students are required to take a nationally-normed 

chemistry examination in their last semester before 

graduation. 

*CHM 491 1 L may not be used to satisfy this requirement. 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with 
Honors 

Admission to the Program 

To be a candidate for the honors in chemistry degree a 
student must first: 

1. Be admitted to the BS in Chemistry program with a 
lower division GPA of at least 3.5 in science and math 
courses, and an overall GPA of at least 3.2, 

2. Have completed at least twelve semester hours of 
chemistry courses, 

3. Have arranged to be sponsored by a tenured or 
tenure-earning faculty researcher, and 

4. Submit a letter to the Chemistry Undergraduate 
Committee requesting permission to pursue the 
honors track course of study. 

5. Note: Any exceptions to these admissions criteria 
must be approved by the Undergraduate Program 
Director. 

Graduation Requirements 

1. Completion of all requirements for the BS in 
Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in science and 
math courses and overall GPA of 3.2. 

2. Completion of an honors research project in 
collaboration with a faculty advisor. The results of the 
research project must be written in the form of an 
honors thesis which is written in American Chemical 
Society-style publication format. The student must 
register for Undergraduate Research (CHM 491 0L) 
and receive a grade of "B" or better. The faculty 
advisor and the departmental Undergraduate 
Research Committee must judge the thesis as 
suitable in style and content for publication in an 
appropriate American Chemical Society journal. 

3. Submission of two completed and approved copies of 
the Honors Thesis must be presented to the 
Chemistry Department office; one copy is to be kept 
in the department, and the second copy is to be 
housed in the University library. 

4. The results of the research project must be presented 
orally to an audience of peers and faculty members 
from all science department honors programs. The 
presentation will be graded by the Undergraduate 
Research Committee, and the student must receive a 



score of 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale for his/her 
presentation. 

Accelerated Master of Science in 
Chemistry 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Admission Requirements 

• Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Science 
program in chemistry at FIU. 

• Current GPA of 3. 2 or higher. 

• GRE general test score of 1000 (verbal and 
quantitative combined), with a minimum quantitative 
score of 550. 

• Three letters of recommendation. 

• Approval of the Chemistry Graduate Committee. 

Completion Requirements 

Completed Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at 
FIU 

Required: 

• 9 credits (3 courses) selected from graduate 
chemistry core courses. Required courses must be 
completed with an average of "B" or higher, and only 
one course may receive a grade less than "B-". 

• Electives: 3 courses selected from the Chemistry 
Graduate Elective Offerings. 

• 9 credits of Thesis Research and 2 credits of Thesis. 

• 1 credit of Colloquium. 

• Overlap: Up to 3 graduate level courses (9 credits) 
may be used to satisfy both the Bachelor's and 
Master's degree requirements. 



Accelerated Master of Science 
Forensic Science 



n 



To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 



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considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Admission Requirements 

• Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Science 
program in chemistry at FIU. 

• Current GPA of 3.2 or higher. 

• GRE general test score of 1000 (verbal and 
quantitative combined), with a minimum quantitative 
score of 550. 

• Three letters of recommendation. 

• Approval of the Chemistry Graduate Committee. 

Completion Requirements 

Completed Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at 
FIU 

Required: 

• BSC 5406 Forensic Biology 

• CHS 5542 Forensic Chemistry 

• CHS 5531 Forensic Analysis 

• Required courses must be completed with an 
average of "B" or higher, and only one course 
may receive a grade of less than "B-". 

• Electives: 5 courses selected from the Forensic 
Science Graduate Elective Offerings. 

• 6 credits of Thesis Research and 1 credit of Thesis. 

• 1 credit of Colloquium. 

• Overlap: Up to 3 graduate level courses (9 credits) 
may be used to satisfy both the Bachelor's and 
Master's degree requirements. 

Bachelor of Arts 
Degree Program Hours: 120 

This program is designed for students preparing for 
careers in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, environmental 
studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, forensic science, 
secondary science education*. 

The BA in Chemistry program is organized into four 
alternative areas of concentration. Students may choose 
to follow the "Standard BA in Chemistry Concentration" or 
- in consultation with an advisor - choose a specific area 
of emphasis: the Biochemistry Concentration, the 
Environmental Chemistry Concentration, or the Forensic 
Chemistry Concentration. Each of the four options is 
described below. 

"(Students interested in secondary teacher certification 
should contact the College of Education at (305) 348- 

Lower Division Preparation for All Areas of 
Concentration 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

CHM 1045. CHM 1045L CHM/045/X045L or 



CHM2210, 
CHM 2211, 



PHY 2048, 
PHY 2049, 



CHM2210L 
CHM2211L 



PHY 2048L 
PHY 2049L 



MAC 2311 
MAC 2312 



CHMX040 and CHMX041 
CHMX045C 

CHM 1046, CHM 1046L CHMX046/X046L or 
CHMX046C 
CHMX210/X210Land 
CHMX211/X211Lor 
CHMX210Cand 
CHMX211C 
PHYX048/X048L 1 and 
PHYX049/X049L 1 or 
PHYX048C 1 and 
PHYX049C 1 or 
PHY053/X053L 2 and 
PHY054/X054L 2 or 
PHYX053C 2 and PHYX054C 2 
MACX311 orMACX281 
MACX312orMACX282 

'The PHYX048/PHYX049 sequence is required for the 

Bachelor in Science degree. It is an option for the 

Bachelor in Arts degree. 

2 The PHYX053/PHYX054 sequence is not accepted for 

the Bachelor in Science degree. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org . See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 

CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 

CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab 

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I* 

CHM 221 0L Organic Chemistry I Lab* 

CHM 221 1 Organic Chemistry II* 

CHM 221 1L Organic Chemistry II Lab* 

PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I** 

PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus I Lab* 

PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II** 

PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus II Lab* 

MAC 2311 Calculus I 

MAC 2312 Calculus II 



3 
1 
3 
1 
4 
1 
3 
1 
4 
1 
4 
1 
4 
4 



•Either the General Physics sequence or the Organic 

Chemistry sequence must be taken at the lower division. 

Whichever is not taken must be taken before the degree is 

granted. 

**For the Bachelor of Arts degree, PHY 2053 and PHY 

2054 may be substituted for PHY 2048 and PHY 2049. 

Other Lower Division Courses Required for the 
Degree: 

BSC 1010 General Biology I 3 

BSC1010L General Biology I Lab 1 

To qualify for acceptance into the upper division, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable to the program. 



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Upper Division Program: (60 total hours, 48 
hours must be 3000 level and above) 

Upper Division Courses Required for All 
Concentrations 



CHM3120 


Intro to Analytical Chemistry 


3 


CHM3120L 


Intro to Analytical Chemistry Lab 


1 


CHM 3400 


Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry 


3 


CHM 3400L 


Fundamentals of Physical 






Chemistry Lab 


1 


CHM 4304 


Biological Chemistry I 


3 


CHM 4304L 


Biological Chemistry I Lab 


1 


CHM 4930 


Senior Seminar 


1 



Students are required to take a nationally-normed 
chemistry examination in their last semester before 
graduation. 

Specific Courses by Concentration Standard BA- 
Chemistry Concentration 

1. Choose from List 1 (Cognate Area Courses): Any one 
course* 

*Premed students should choose BSC 101 1/101 1L 

2. Choose from List 2 (Restricted Elective): Any two 
courses, one of which must include its corresponding 
lab. 

3. One senior level chemistry elective: 
(CHM4XXX/CHM5XXX)" 

"CHM 491 0L or CHM 491 1L may not be used to satisfy 
this requirement. 

Biochemistry Concentration 

This concentration is intended for students who desire a 
comprehensive background in chemistry but with 
emphasis in biological chemistry. The curriculum is 
designed to contain all of the courses necessary for entry 
into medical and dental school. 

1. Choose from List 1 (Cognate Area Courses): BSC 
1011/BSC 1011L 

2. Choose from List 2 (Restricted Electives): CHM 4300 
& CHM 4230L or CHM 4307 & CHM 4307L and one 
other lecture course 

3. One senior level chemistry elective 
(CHM4XXX/CHM5XXX)** which is biomedically 
related. 

"CHM4910LorCHM4911L may not be used satisfy this 
requirement. 

Environmental Chemistry Concentration 

This concentration is intended for students who desire a 
comprehensive background in chemistry but with an 
interest in applying their expertise in chemistry to 
environmentally-related careers and issues. 

1. Choose from List 1 (Cognate Area Courses): An 
environmentally-related course 

2. Choose from List 2 (Restricted Electives): CHM 
41 30/41 30L and one other lecture course 

3. One senior level chemistry elective 
(CHM4XXX/CHM5XXX)** which is environ-mentally- 
related. 

"CHM 491 0L or CHM 491 1L may not be used to satisfy 
this requirement. 

NOTE: Earn a Certificate in Environmental Studies 
(offered by the Department of Environmental Studies), by 



taking the appropriate environmental studies courses. This 
also satisfies the College's requirement of 9 credits 
outside the major. 

Forensic Chemistry Concentration 

This concentration is intended for students who desire a 
comprehensive background in chemistry but with an 
interest in applying their expertise in chemistry to a career 
in forensic science or criminalistics. 

1. Choose from List 1 (Cognate Area Courses): CCJ 
3024 

2. Choose from List 2 (Restricted Electives): CHM 
41 30/41 30L and one other lecture course 

3. One senior level chemistry elective 
(CHM4XXX/CHM5XXX or CHS4XXX/CHS5XXX)" 
with forensic emphasis. 

"CHM 491 0L or CHM 491 1L may not be used satisfy this 
requirement. 



List 1 - Cognate Area Courses 




BSC 1011 


General Biology II 


3 


BSC 1011L 


Gen Biology II Lab 


1 


CCJ 3024 


The Criminal Justice System 


3 


EVR3011 


Environmental Resources 


3 


EVR3013 


Ecology of South Florida 


3 


EVR3013L 


Ecology of So Fl Lab 


1 


EVR4211 


Water Resources 


3 


EVR4211L 


Water Resources Lab 


1 


EVR 4231 


Air Resources 


3 


EVR4310 


Energy Resources 


3 


EVR 4592 


Soils & Ecosystems 


3 


EVR 4592L 


Soils & Ecosystems Lab 


1 


GLY 3202 


Earth Materials 


3 


GLY 3202L 


Earth Materials Lab 


2 


GLY 4822 


Intro to Hydrogeology 


3 


OCE 3014 


Oceanography 


3 


List 2 - Restricted Electives 




CHM 4220 


Advanced Organic Chemistry 


3 


CHM 4300 


Bio-organic Chemistry 


3 


CHM 4307 


Biological Chemistry II 


3 


CHM 3610 


Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry 


3 


CHM 3411* 


Physical Chemistry II 


4 


CHM 4130 


Instrumental Analysis 


3 


CHM 4230L 


Structure Determination Lab 


1 


CHM4130L 


Instrumental Analysis Lab 


1 


CHM 4307L 


Biological Chemistry II Lab 


1 


CHM4610L 


Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 


1 


CHM 341 1L 


Physical Chemistry II Lab 


2 


EVR 4231 


Air Resources 


3 


*CHM3410isa 


prerequisite of CHM 341 1 . 





Chemical Education Major 

This program prepares students interested in chemistry 
and science for teaching at the secondary level. Students 
are encouraged to participate in on-campus teaching 
experiences that parallel their coursework, available to 
freshman and sophomores. Interested students are 
encouraged to contact the department for additional 
details and information on teacher support programs. 

Lower Division Preparation 

Common Prerequisites as Detailed Under the BA 
Degree 



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Additional Lower Division Courses (4) 

BSC1010 General Biology I 

BSC 1010L General Biology I Lab 

Upper Division Program (60) 

CHM 3945 Chemical Education Seminar 

CHM3120 Intro to Analytical Chemistry 

CHM 3120L Intro to Analytical Chemistry Lab 

CHM 3400 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry 

CHM 3400L Fundamentals of Physical 

Chemistry Lab 
CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry I 

CHM 4304L Biological Chemistry I Lab 

CHM 4930 Senior Seminar 

CHS 4702 Inquiry Instruction in Chemistry 



Chemical Education Major 
List 1 - Elective 

BSC 1011 General Biology II 3 

BSC1011L General Biology II Lab 1 

List 2 - Restricted Electives 

Select any two courses. One must include a lab. (7 hrs. 
min) 

CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 

CHM 4300 Bio-organic Chemistry 3 

CHM 4307 Biological Chemistry II 3 

CHM 3610 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry 3 

CHM 341 1 Physical Chemistry II 4 

CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis 3 

CHM 4230L Structure Determination Lab 1 

CHM4130L Instrumental Analysis Lab 1 

CHM4610L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 

CHM 341 1L Physical Chemistry II Lab 2 

Education Requirements 

SCE 4894 Nature of Math and Science 3 

SCE4194 Perspectives on Science Education 3 

SCE 4330 Secondary Science Teaching Methods 3 

SCE 4944 Student Teaching 6 

SCE 4931 Senior Seminar in Science Education 2 

RED 4325 Subject Area Reading 3 
TSL 4324 ESOL Issues and Strategies for Content 

Teachers 3 

Out of Division Elective 3 

Minor in Chemistry 

The minor in chemistry requires at least 21 credits in 

chemistry to include: 

General Chemistry I & II 

(CHM 1045. 1045L. and 1046. 1046L) 8 

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 

(CHM 3120. 3120L) 4 

Organic Chemistry I & II 

(CHM 2210. CHM 2210L, CHM 2211, CHM 221 1L) 9 

At least half of the credits to be counted towards the minor 
must be taken at the University. 

Pre-Medical, Dentistry, Veterinary, Optometry 
Curricula 

Students who have satisfied the requirements for either 
the BA or the BS degree in chemistry will also have 
satisfied the course requirements for admission to 



professional schools in the above areas. The BA in 
Chemistry degree (Biochemistry Concentration) includes 
additional course work relevant to the career objectives of 
the student. Interested students should consult the 
Premedical advisor at (305) 348-3091. 

Cooperative Education 

Students seeking the baccalaureate degree in chemistry 
may also take part in the Cooperative Education Program 
conducted in conjunction with the Department of 
Cooperative Education in the Division of Student Affairs. 
The student spends one or two semesters fully employed 
in an industrial or governmental chemistry laboratory. For 
further information consult the Department of Chemistry or 
the Department of Cooperative Education at (305) 348- 
4067. 

Department Policy 

The Department of Chemistry does not award credit for 
courses by examination; it does, however, award credit for 
AP Chemistry with a score of 3 or higher and with 
evidence of a suitable laboratory experience. The 
department does not award credit for life experience. 

Course Descriptions 

Note: Laboratories may not be taken prior to the 
corresponding course. Laboratories must be taken 
concurrently where noted. Students must register for the 
laboratory separately. 

Definition of Prefixes 

CHM-Chemistry; CHS-Chemistry-Specialized; ISC- 
Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences 

F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

CHM 1025 Fundamentals of Chemistry (2). Introduces 
students to basic mathematics required in chemistry, 
nature of matter, atomic structure, simple chemical 
reactions and stoichiometry. 

CHM 1032 Chemistry and Society (3). CHM 1032L 
Chemistry and Society Lab (1). A course for non-science 
majors which introduces students to basic concepts in 
chemistry and applies those concepts to contemporary 
issues such as air/water pollution, energy and food 
production, drugs, nutrition, and toxic chemicals. 
Prerequisites: One year of high school or college algebra, 
(Lab fees assessed) (F,S,SS) 

CHM 1033 Survey of Chemistry (4). CHM 1033L Survey 
of Chemistry Lab (1). General and organic chemistry for 
non-science majors only. Atoms and molecules, states of 
matter, equilibrium, kinetics, acids and bases and 
introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory must be 
taken concurrently. Does not fulfill requirements for 
chemistry, biology or pre-med majors. Prerequisites: One 
year of high school or college algebra. (Lab fees 
assessed) (S,SS) 

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3). CHM 1045L General 
Chemistry Lab I (1). Fundamental principles of general 
chemistry: states of matter, atomic structure, 
stoichiometry, chemical bonding, acid-base reactions, and 
gas laws. Concurrent registration in both lecture and 



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laboratory is required. Prerequisites: Second year high 
school algebra or college algebra. (Lab fees assessed) 
(F,S,SS) 

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3). CHM 1046L 
General Chemistry Lab II (1). Continuation of General 
Chemistry I (CHM 1045). Fundamental principles of 
chemistry: thermodynamics, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium 
and electrochemistry. Concurrent registration in both 
lecture and laboratory is required. Prerequisites: CHM 
1045 (with a "C" or better), CHM 1045L. (Lab fees 
assessed) (F,S,SS) 

CHM 2200 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3). CHM 
2200L Survey of Organic Chemistry Lab (1). A basic 
one-semester survey course in organic chemistry for non- 
majors presenting a broad background in the reactions 
and structures of organic molecules. Does not fulfill 
requirements for chemistry, biology, or pre-med majors. 
Laboratory must be taken concurrently with the course. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1032, CHM 1032L, CHM 1033, CHM 
1033L, or CHM 1046, CHM 1046L. (Lab fees assessed) 
(S) 

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (4). CHM 2210L 
Organic Chemistry Lab I (1). An introduction to chemical 
bonding and atomic structure theory as it pertains to the 
chemistry of carbon compounds. Correlation between 
structure and reactivity of organic molecules followed by a 
systematic look at the various reaction types using 
reaction mechanisms as a tool for study. Concurrent 
registration in both lecture and laboratory is required. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1046 (with a "C" or better), CHM 
1046L. (Lab fees assessed) (F,S,SS) 

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3). CHM 221 1L 
Organic Chemistry Lab II (1). Continuation of CHM 2210, 
221 0L. Concurrent registration in lecture and laboratory is 
required. Prerequisites: CHM 2210 (with a "C" or better), 
221 0L. (Lab fees assessed) (F.S.SS) Lecture is 
corequisite for lab. 

CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (3). 
CHM 3120L Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Lab 
(1). Fundamentals of classical quantitative analysis. 
Topics include theory of precipitation, acid-base and 
oxidation-reduction reactions, as well as an introduction to 
spectrophotometric methods of analysis, ion-exchange 
techniques and complex formation. Laboratory must be 
taken concurrently with the lecture Prerequisites: CHM 
1046, (with a "C" or better) CHM 1046L. (F,S,SS) 

CHM 3400 Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3). 
CHM 3400L Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Lab 
(1). Principles of physical chemistry. Topics include 
thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, and reaction 
kinetics. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with the 
course. Prerequisites: MAC 2311, 2312; PHY 2048, 2048L 
PHY 2049, 2049L, or PHY 2053, 2048L, and 2054, 2049L, 
CHM3120, 3120L (S) 

CHM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (4). CHM 3410L 
Physical Chemistry Lab I (1). Principles of 
thermodynamics, gas laws, kinetic theory of gases, 
chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and kinetics. 
Laboratory to be taken concurrently with the course. 
Prerequisites: MAC 2311, 2312; PHY 2048, 2048L PHY 
2049, PHY 2049L, and CHM 3120, CHM 3120L. (F) 



CHM 3411 Physical Chemistry II (4). CHM 341 1L 
Physical Chemistry Lab II (2). Introduction to quantum 
mechanics. The Schrodinger equation and its application 
to rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy, 
atomic and molecular structure, and bonding. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3410, 341 0L. (S) 

CHM 3610 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry (3). 

Fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry including 
atomic properties, valence and molecular orbital bonding, 
ionic solids, coordination chemistry and applications. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, CHM 2211, CHM 
221 1L. 

CHM 3945 Chemical Education Seminar (1). Inquiry 
chemistry instruction approach incorporating chemical 
education research. Includes scientific discourse, 
assessment, and the use of technology in instruction. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1045, CHM 1045L, CHM 1046, CHM 
1046L. 

CHM 3949, CHM 4949 Cooperative Education in 
Chemistry (1-3). One semester of fulltime supervised 
work in an outside laboratory. Limited to students admitted 
to the University Coop Program. A written report and 
supervisor evaluation will be required of each student. 
(F,S) 

CHM 4090L Introduction to Scientific Glassblowing 

(1). Basic glassblowing operations with glass tubing and 
rod are taught. Emphasis is on making and repair of 
scientific glassware. No prerequisites. 

CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (3). CHM 4130L 
Instrumental Analysis Lab (1). Instrumental methods of 
chemical analysis, including electro-analytical methods, 
gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, x-ray 
fluorescence, and spectrophotometric methods. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3120, 3120L, CHM 2211, 2211L, 
CHM 3410, PHY 2048, 2048L, PHY 2049, 2049L, or 
permission of the instructor. (F,S) 

CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3). An 

intensive examination of the major areas of contemporary 
organic chemistry. Reactive intermediates, pericyclic 
reactions, molecular rearrangements, and modern 
synthetic methods are among the topics covered. 
Prerequisites: CHM 2211, 221 1L. (F) 

CHM 4230L Structure Determination Lab (1). The 

qualitative analysis of organic compounds using modern 
spectroscopic, chromatographic and chemical methods. 
Prerequisites: CHM 2211, and 221 1L. (F,S,SS) 

CHM 4300 Bio-Organic Chemistry (3). Chemistry of 
naturally-occurring organic compounds of biological 
importance. The relationship between organic chemistry 
and the chemical reactions which constitute the living 
organism. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, and 221 1L. (S) 

CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry I (3). CHM 4304L 
Biological Chemistry I Lab (1). Structures and functions 
of nucleic acids and proteins and cellular processes such 
as metabolism, replication and transcription are examined 
from a chemistry perspective. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, 
CHM 3120, BSC 1011 or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: A semester of physical chemistry. Lecture is 
corequisite for lab. (F,S,SS) 



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CHM 4307 Biological Chemistry II (3). Continuation of 
Biological Chemistry I (CHM 4304). Further exploration of 
bio-organic reaction mechanisms. Chemistry DNA 
synthesis and repair. Chemistry of information transfer. 
Reactions of drugs. Prerequisite: Biological Chemistry I 
(CHM 4304). (S) 

CHM 4307L Biological Chemistry Lab II (1). 
Continuation of Biological Chemistry Laboratory I. 
Experimental methods presented include NMR, enzyme 
inhibition assays, macromolecular thermodynamics, 
peptide sequencing, ligand binding assays, 
chromatography. Prerequisites: CHM 4304, CHM 4304L. 
Corequisite: CHM 4307. 

CHM 4320L Research Techniques in Organic 
Chemistry (2). Practical instruction in the more advanced 
manipulations and procedures of the modern chemistry 
laboratory. Restricted to B.S. chemistry majors. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 2211, CHM 2211L, CHM 

3410, and CHM 3411 L 

CHM 4321 Protein Chemistry (3). Structures of proteins 
and how they are determined. Protein-small molecule, 
protein-protein, protein-DNA, protein membrane 
interactions and their functions. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, 
BSC 1011, a biochemistry course or permission of the 
instructor. Corequisites: CHM 3410 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 4610 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3). Atomic 
structure, periodicity, bonding and structure of inorganic 
compounds, solution chemistry, ligand field theory, 
organometallic chemistry, and specific chemistry of the 
elements. Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 2211, and CHM 

3411. (F) 

CHM 4610L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1). 

Synthesis, purification, and study of coordination and 
organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: CHM 3411. 
Corequisite: CHM 4610. (F) 

CHM 491 0L Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (3). 
The student works directly with a professor on a research 
project. Credit is assigned based on 4 hr/wk 
laboratory/library work per credit hour. A written report is 
required. Report must be submitted to the Undergraduate 
Research Committee for approval. For additional credits of 
undergraduate research student must register for CHM 
4911L (F,S,SS) 

CHM 491 1L Undergraduate Research 2 (1-20). Faculty 
directed research in chemistry. Credit is assigned based 
on 4 hr/wk laboratory/library work per credit hour. May be 
repeated. Prerequisite: CHM 491 0L. (F,S,SS) 

CHM 4930 Senior Seminar (1). Each student will make 
an oral presentation to faculty and other students enrolled 
in the seminar course. The subject of the seminar may be 
either a report of results of an independent study project or 
a survey of the recent literature on an assigned topic. 
(F.S) 

CHM 4931 Special Topics (3). Covers selected topics in 
/ Prerequisite Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 4933 Special Topics (3). Covers selected topics in 
chemistry Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 



CHM 4934 Special Topics (3). Covers selected topics in 
chemistry. Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5138 Advanced Mass Spectrometry (3). Intensive 
examination of the processes and techniques involved in 
creating, controlling and measuring ionic species by mass 
spectrometry. Theory of mass spectrometry, methods of 
ionization, instrumental designs, quantitative mass 
spectrometry, meta-stable ions, and tandem mass 
spectrometry. Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5139C Mass Spectrometry Workshop (2). Basic 
description of processes and techniques involved in 
creating, controlling and measuring elemental or molecular 
ionic species by mass spectrometry techniques. WS 
designed to provide hands on experience. Prerequisite: 
CHM 4130. 

CHM 5150 Graduate Analytical Methods (3). Analysis of 
analytical data, electrochemistry, spectro-analytical 
techniques, chromatography, survey of new analytical 
methods. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. (S) 

CHM 5156 Advanced Chromatography (3). Intensive 
examination of the contemporary practice of 
chromatography including available chromatographic 
techniques, their selection and application. Prerequisites: 
CHM 4130 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5165 Chemometrics and Sampling (3). Methods of 
evaluating analytical chemistry data. Planning sampling 
design for water, air and solids. Sample preparation and 
extraction techniques. Prerequisite: CHM 4130. 

CHM 5225 Graduate Organic Chemistry (3). Advanced 
topics in organic chemistry. Structure of organic 
molecules, reaction mechanisms, organic synthesis, and 
natural product chemistry. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (F) 

CHM 5236 Spectroscopic Techniques and Structures 
Elucidation (3). Advanced techniques for the 
spectroscopic identification of organic compounds. 
Interpretation of spectral information for determination of 
structures of various classes of organic compounds. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and CHM 4230L. 

CHM 5250 Organic Synthesis (3). Use of classical and 
modern reactions in the design and construction of 
complex organic molecules including natural products. 
Some topics covered will be construction reactions, 
refunctionalization, stereochemistry and conformational 
analysis. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5251 Organometallic Chemistry (3). Fundamentals 
and applications of organometallic chemistry. Structures 
and bonding, ligand types, organometallic reactions, 
physical methods of characterization. Prerequisites: CHM 
4610, CHM 3411. 

CHM 5252 Asymmetric Synthesis (3). Recent advances 
in asymmetric synthesis for the selective design and 
construction of tetrahedral stereo-centers. Focus on 
principles of configuration in transition state assemblies. 
Prerequisite: CHM 4220. 



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CHM 5260 Physical Organic Chemistry (3). A series of 
topics will be discussed including molecular orbital theory 
as it pertains to organic molecules, kinetic and 
thermodynamic approaches to the study of reaction 
mechanisms, quantitative approaches to conformational 
analysis, etc. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and physical 
chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5280 Natural Products Chemistry and 
Biosynthesis (3). Studies of the chemical origins 
(biosynthesis), properties, and synthesis of the various 
classes of naturally occurring compounds: terpenes, 
steroids, alkaloids, and acetogenins. Prerequisites: CHM 
4220 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5302 Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (3). 

Organic chemistry of ribose sugars, nucleoside 
heterocyclic bases, mechanism-based inhibitors of 
enzymes involve in nucleic acid metabolism, and chemical 
synthesis of DNA. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 or permission 
of the instructor. 

CHM 5305 Graduate Biological Chemistry (3). 

Structures of biological molecules; Biochemical reaction 
mechanisms; Enzyme kinetics; Biomolecular 
thermodynamics; Biomolecular spectroscopy. 

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of 
instructor. 

CHM 5306 Special Topics in Biological Chemistry (3). 

Investigation of one or more areas of biologically related 
chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 4304 or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5325 Physical Chemistry of Proteins (3). Protein 
structures, dynamics and functions. Use of spectroscopic 
methods. Thermodynamics of protein folding and ligand 
binding. Enzyme Kinetics. Prerequisites: Biological 
Chemistry and Physical Chemistry or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5351 Computer Modeling of Biological Molecules 
(3). Introduces use of computers in studying biological 
macromolecules. Simulations, visualization methods, 
software, databases. Prerequisites: CHM 3411, 
Biochemistry recommended. 

CHM 5380 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (VAR). 

An intensive examination of one or more areas selected 
by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 4220 and 
physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5423 Atmospheric Chemistry (3). Chemical 
processes in atmospheres. Photochemistry, chemical 
kinetics, tropospheric and stratospheric chemical 
reactions, anthropogenic effects on the earth's 
atmosphere and chemistry of planetary atmospheres. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3410, CHM 3411, or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHM 5425 Graduate Physical Chemistry (4). 

Prequantum physics, the Schrodinger equation and its 
solutions, atoms and molecules, rotational, vibrational, and 
electronic spectroscopy. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5426 Graduate Physical Chemistry II (4). Gas 

laws; thermodynamics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, 



and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5440 Kinetics and Catalysis (3). Theory of 
elementary reactions, activated complex theory, 
mechanisms of complex reactions. Prerequisites: CHM 
3411, MAP 2302. 

CHM 5490 Physical Spectroscopy (3). Introduction to 
atomic and molecular quantum states, selection rules, and 
fundamental principles of spectroscopy. Introduction; to 
group theory and to the theory of UV/visible, infrared, 
Raman, microwave, NMR, photoelectron, and mass 
spectroscopies, and the applications of these methods to 
the determination of fundamental physical properties and 
the structure of organic and inorganic molecules. 
Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. 

CHM 5490L Physical Spectroscopy Lab (1). The theory 
of spectroscopy and the use of modern instrumentation to 
investigate molecular structure. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, 
221 1L. Corequisites: PHY 4604 or CHM 5490. 

CHM 5503 Physical Chemistry of Nucleic Acids (3). 

Physical chemistry of nucleic acids including 
spectroscopic determination of structures of DNAs, RNAs, 
and DNA-protein complexes and thermodynamic and 
kinetic studies of nucleic acid-ligand complexes and 
nucleic acid structures. Prerequisites: CHM 4304 or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5506 Physical Biochemistry (3). Physical 
properties of bio-molecules, molecular conformation; 
thermodynamic, kinetic, and spectroscopic properties of 
biomolecules. Prerequisites: CHM 4304 or permission of 
the instructor. 

CHM 5517 Solid State (3). Crystalline form of solids, 
lattice dynamics, metals, insulators, semiconductors, and 
dielectric materials. Prerequisites: CHM 5490 or PHY 
4604. 

CHM 5540 Group Theory In Chemistry (3). The 

fundamental theory is developed with emphasis given to 
representations. Specific applications covered, with 
emphasis on molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy. 
Prerequisite: CHM 3411. 

CHM 5586 Computational Chemistry (3). Surveys 
computational methods for studying issues pertinent to 
organic and biological chemistry. Emphasis on developing 
an understanding of principles and putting methods to use. 
Includes methods for studying reaction thermodynamics, 
reaction mechanisms and NMR spectral properties. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3410, CHM 3411. 

CHM 5650 Physical Inorganic Chemistry (3). 

Introduction to use of physical methods to determine the 
structure of inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: CHM 
4610 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5681 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 
4610 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5765 Aquatic Chemistry (3). Redox chemistry, 
chemistry of sediments, organic biogeochemistry, 
chemodynamics, and fates or organic pollutants in 



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aqueous environments. Prerequisites: CHM 2211, CHM 
4130, or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5931 Special Topics (3). A course covering 
selected special topics in chemistry. 

CHM 5934 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 
4130 or permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5936 Special Topics in Environmental Chemistry 
(3). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by the instructor and students. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

CHM 5938 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 
(VAR). An intensive examination of one or more areas 
selected by instructor and students. Prerequisites: CHM 
3411 or permission of the instructor. 

CHS 3501 Survey of Forensic Science (3). A survey 
course introducing the principles and techniques of 
forensic science as they pertain to crime scene 
investigation and crime laboratory analysis. 

CHS 3501 L Survey of Forensic Science Laboratory (1). 

Laboratory course to accompany survey of forensic 
science lecture with emphasis on biological evidence. 
Topics include, CSI, DNA, toxicology, and serology. 
Corequisite: CHS 3501. 

CHS 351 1C Forensic Evidence (3). Introduces forensic 
science students to important aspects of the analysis of 
physical evidence including crime scene investigation 
techniques, professional practice and ethics, introduction 
to the law, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: CHM 
1045, CHM 1045L. CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, CHM 2210, 
CHM 2210L, CHM 2211, CHM 2211L, CHM 3120, CHM 
3120L, or permission of the instructor. 

CHS 4100 Radiochemistry (2). CHS 4100L 
Radiochemical Techniques Lab (2). Production, 
isolation, methods of detection, counting statistics and 
estimation of radioisotopes. Applications to chemical, 
physical and biological problems. Laboratory must be 
taken concurrently with the course. Prerequisites: CHM 
1045, 1046, 3120, 3120L; MAC 3411, 3412. 

CHS 4503C Forensic Science (3). Modern instrumental 
methods of chemical analysis and their use in the 
administration of justice. Prerequisites: CHM 3120 and 
CHM 2211 or permission of the instructor. Corequisites: a 
semester of physical chemistry or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHS 4503L Forensic Science Lab (1). Laboratory to 
accompany Forensic Science, CHS 4503C. Prerequisites: 
CHM 3120. CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, CHM 2211L or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHS 4533C Forensic Biochemistry Applications (3). 
Forensic applications of biochemistry including metabolite 
analysis. DNA analysis and other laboratory methods and 
data interpretation Prerequisites: BSC 1010, CHM 2211, 
CHM 4304, or BCH 3033. 

CHS 4591 Forensic Science Internship (3). Internship in 
a forensic-science laboratory, contributing in a specific 
manner on an assigned problem. Twenty hrs/wk. Written 



report required. Open only to students in the Criminalistics 
Chemistry Program. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

CHS 4702 Inquiry Instruction in Chemistry (3). Inquiry 
chemistry instruction approach incorporating chemistry 
education research. Includes general topics, scientific 
discourse, assessment and technology use in teaching. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3945 or PHY 3012. 

CHS 5502 Forensic Chemistry for Teachers (3). 

Incorporates concepts and techniques from the application 
of analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, 
toxicology, and microscopy to forensic casework. 
Exposure to teaching resources in these areas and case 
study format of presentation. Open to education majors 
only. Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, 
and CHM 221 1 L or permission of the instructor. 

CHS 5531 Forensic Analysis (3). An introduction to 
established chemical analysis techniques used in forensic 
science and new techniques under development. 
Prerequisites: CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, CHM 
221 1 L or permission of the instructor. 

CHS 5531 L Forensic Analysis Lab (1). Laboratory to 
accompany Forensic Analysis CHS 5531. Prerequisites: 
CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, CHM 2211, CHM 2211L or 
permission of the instructor. 

CHS 5536 Forensic DNA Chemistry (3). Chemical basis 
for current methodologies of DNA analysis. DNA 
sequencing, PCR, STR, AFLP, mass spectrometry. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4304 or permission of the instructor. 

CHS 5538C Chemistry and Analysis of Drugs (3). 

Introduction to the chemistry of drugs of abuse, including 
reactivity, synthesis and the principles of analysis from 
solid doses and from body fluids. Laboratory analysis 
through the determination of unknown samples. 
Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L, CHM 4304, CHM 
4304L. 

CHS 5539 Forensic Toxicology (3). Provides the basic 
concepts of forensic toxicology as it applies to drug and 
body fluid analysis. Prerequisites: CHM 2211+L, CHM 
3120+L, CHM 4304+L (BCH 3033+L) or permission of the 
instructor. 

CHS 5542 Forensic Chemistry (3). Advanced analytical 
methods in Forensic Chemistry for application to the 
analysis of controlled substances, materials (i.e., paint, 
glass, and fibers), flammable and explosives residues with 
an emphasis on new methods and method development. 

CHS 5545 Chemistry and Analysis of Explosives (3). 

Chemistry and reactivity, including thermochemistry, of 
modern industrial and military explosives with an 
emphasis on the analysis of explosives residues from 
post-blast debris and from samples of environmental 
interest. Prerequisites: CHM 4130, CHM 4130L. 

ISC 4041 Scientific Literature (1). This course presents a 
perspective on the scientific literature and scientific 
documentation. Problems in using and searching the 
scientific literature will be specifically designed to meet the 
needs of various disciplines, e.g. chemistry, environmental 
science, physics, biology. Prerequisites: 16 semester 
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Criminal Justice 

Lisa Stolzenberg, Professor and Chair 
Joseph Byrnes, Instructor 
Ellen G. Cohn, Associate Professor 
Stewart D'Alessio, Professor 
Jamie Flexon, Assistant Professor 
Jeff Gruenewald, Assistant Professor 
Rob Guerette, Assistant Professor 
Suman Kakar, Associate Professor 
Ramiro Martinez, Professor 
Ryan Meldrum, Assistant Professor 
Juan Saiz, Instructor 
Luis Salas, Professor 
Carleen Vincent, Instructor 

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower Division Preparation 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

None None 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Upper Division Program (60) 

Students must complete 60 semester hours of 
coursework, including 24 semester hours of core courses, 
12 semester hours of criminal justice electives, and 24 
semester hours of general electives. Students must earn a 
grade of 'C or higher in all core and criminal justice 
elective classes ('C-' is not acceptable). Students must 
satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Foreign 
Language Requirement. 

Core Courses: (24) 

Eight courses are required for all criminal justice majors: 



CCJ3011 


Nature and Causes of Crime 


3 


CCJ 4700 


Research Methods in Criminal Justice 


3 


CCJ 4701 


Measurement and Analysis in Criminal 






Justice 


3 


CJC3010 


Corrections 


3 


CJE3110 


Law Enforcement 


3 


CJL3512 


The Courts 


3 


CJL 4064 


Criminal Justice and the Constitution 


3 


CCJ 4497 


Criminal Justice and Public Policy 


3 



Criminal Justice Electives: (12) 

Any four 3000 or 4000 level courses within criminal justice 
(with the prefixes CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC). Only 
six semester hours of CCJ 4940 (Internship in Criminal 
Justice) will count in this area. 

General Electives: (24) 

12 semester hours must be 3000 or 4000 level courses. 
Nine semester hours of electives must be taken outside of 
criminal justice. One- and two-credit physical activity 
courses (with the prefixes PEL, PEM, PEN) cannot be 
included as part of the hours needed for graduation. 
Independent study courses may not be taken outside of 
criminal justice. 

Internships 

Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that 
students without relevant work experience apply for an 
internship in a criminal justice agency. Student must be a 
criminal justice major, with an overall minimum GPA of 
2.0, and senior standing or completion of all core classes. 
For information on the application process and course 
requirements, see http://ci.fiu.edu/BSCJinternship.htm . 

Combined BS/MS Degree Program in 
Criminal Justice 

The combined bachelor's/master's degree program is 
designed for superior undergraduate students who have 
the ability to pursue an accelerated program in criminal 
justice leading to the Master of Science in Criminal 
Justice. The main feature of the program is that up to 12 
semester hours of approved graduate level criminal justice 
courses (i.e., course numbers of 5000 and higher) may be 
used as dual credit for both the undergraduate and 
graduate degree. All other requirements for both the 
bachelor's degree and the master's degree must be met. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

1. Completion of at least 24 hours at FIU (including at 
least 12 semester hours of Criminal Justice) with a 
GPA of 3.2 or better, 

2. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty 
member at FIU or a supervisor, and 

3. Demonstrate graduate level writing competency by 
submitting an essay three to five pages in length that 
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Admission to the program will be determined jointly by the 
Program Director, the Dean, or designee. 

After admission into the accelerated program, students 
will: 

1. Obtain approval by the Program Director of a 
proposed program of study to fulfill the requirements 
for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees, which may 
include up to 12 semester hours of approved 
graduate level course work as dual credit toward both 
degrees, and 

2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better in all 
course work, and a GPA of 3.2 or better in criminal 
justice course work. 

Minor in Criminal Justice (15) 

Students may select any five criminal justice classes (with 
the prefixes CCJ, CJC, CJE, CJJ, CJL, DSC). At least half 
of the credits to be counted towards the minor must be 
taken at FIU. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

CCJ-Criminology and Criminal Justice; CJC-Corrections; 
CJE-Law Enforcement; CJJ-Juvenile Justice; CJL-Law 
and Process; DSC-Domestic Security 

CCJ 3011 The Nature and Causes of Crime (3). 

Focuses on the collection and dissemination of crime 
statistics, major theoretical approaches to the 
understanding of crime, and different types of crime and 
criminal behavior. 

CCJ 3024 The Criminal Justice System (3). An 

examination of the history, organization, and function of 
the criminal justice system, including police, courts, and 
corrections. 

CCJ 3450 Criminal Justice Administration (3). 

Application of organization and administration theories to 
the criminal justice system. 

CCJ 3628 Homicide (3). A comprehensive study of 
homicide in the United States through the examination of 
individual cases, typology construction, and models. 

CCJ 3651 Drugs and Crime (3). Examines the history 
and consequences of mind-altering drugs, and criminal 
behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to 
substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance 
abuse. 

CCJ 3666 Victimology (3). A comprehensive study of 
victimization, including the relationship between the 
victims and offenders, and their interaction with the 
criminal justice system. 

CCJ 3934 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (3). 
An intensive examination of a contemporary topic in 
criminal justice. May be repeated for different topics. 

CCJ 4007 Development of the Criminal Justice System 
(3). A survey of the history and development of the 
criminal justice system from ancient to modern times, with 
a focus on understanding current criminal justice issues 
through a historical perspective. 



CCJ 4032 Crime and the Media (3). An examination of 
the role of the media in reporting crime and the extent to 
which media coverage of crime and the criminal justice 
system impacts the commission of crimes and the 
operation of the system. 

CCJ 4497 Criminal Justice and Public Policy (3). 

Integrates material learned in the Criminal Justice 
curriculum and explores criminal justice policy issues. 
Assesses the consequences of criminal justice policies on 
the system and society. Corequisite: Senior standing in 
criminal justice. 

CCJ 4641 Organized Crime (3). Historical development 
of organized crime in the U.S.; defining "organized crime" 
from U.S. and international perspective; patterns of 
criminal activity; critique of police and prosecutorial efforts 
to curb organized crime. 

CCJ 4644 White Collar Crime (3). The nature of white- 
collar crime and its social control is examined including the 
definition, typologies, theories, law, policing, regulating, 
prosecuting, defending, and its adjudication. 

CCJ 4662 Minorities, Crime, and Justice (3). 

Examination of the role of minorities in crime and the 
criminal justice system. 

CCJ 4663 Women, Crime and the Criminal Justice 
System (3). Women as deviants, criminals, victims, and 
professionals in the criminal justice system. 

CCJ 4700 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3). A 

study of basic methods used in criminal justice research. 
Emphasis on research designs, including experimental, 
quasi-experimental, and evaluation research. 
Measurement, sampling, questionnaire construction, and 
survey research are also covered. 

CCJ 4701 Measurement and Analysis in Criminal 
Justice (3). This course explores the current knowledge, 
trends, and future directions in the measurement and 
analysis of crime and the criminal justice system. 

CCJ 4910 Supervised Research (3). Undergraduate 
students engage in research in criminal justice under the 
direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: CCJ 4700, 
CCJ 4701. 

CCJ 4940 Internship in Criminal Justice (3-12). To 

provide an opportunity for the student to observe the 
criminal justice system in operation (Pass/Fail grading). 
Corequisites: Criminal Justice major, minimum overall 2.0 
GPA, and senior standing or completion of core classes. 

CJC 3010 Corrections (3). An overview of correctional 
philosophies, practices and procedures. 

CJC 4166 Community Corrections (3). Surveys history, 
and current status of community correctional programs, 
including diversion, probation, parole, and other 
community programs for adult offenders. 

CJC 4310 Institutional Corrections (3). Surveys history 
and current status of jails and adult prisons with emphasis 
on punishment rationales, institutional programs and 
procedures, inmates' social structures, correctional 
officers, and contemporary issues. 

CJE 3110 Law Enforcement (3). Examines the origins, 
functions and operations of policing in urban America. 



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CJE 3444 Crime Prevention (3). Examines situational, 
social, and legislative approaches to the prevention of 
crime and delinquency. Emphasis on theories, 
implementation, and consequences of these approaches. 

CJE 3610 Criminal Investigation (3). This course 
provides students with a basic understanding of the 
investigatory process. Analysis of problems encountered 
in interviewing, interrogating, evidence collection, and 
admissibility will be examined. 

CJE 4144 Private Security (3). This course examines the 
role of private security in the prevention of crime against 
the assets of formal organizations and their employees. 

CJE 4174 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3). A 

comparative study of the major legal traditions (e.g., 
common law, civil law, socialist law) and analysis of the 
criminal justice system across the world, including police, 
courts, and corrections. 

CJE 4410 Community Policing (3). Examines the 
historical, philosophical, and practical dimensions of the 
police and community collaboration to solve and prevent 
crime. 

CJJ 3010 Juvenile Justice (3). Examines the nature and 
extent of delinquency in the United States and the system 
response to juvenile crime. 

CJL 3410 Criminal Procedure (3). An in-depth study of 
the 4th through 8th Amendments of the Constitution, and 
their impact on the criminal justice process. 

CJL 3512 The Courts (3). An overview of jurisdiction, 
policies, and procedures of courts in the administration of 
criminal justice. 

CJL 4064 Criminal Justice and the Constitution (3). A 

case law study of constitutional issues related to the 
administration of criminal justice. 

CJL 4074 Correctional Law (3). Legal problems from 
conviction to release: pre-sentence investigations, 
sentencing, probation and parole, incarceration, loss and 
restoration of civil rights. 

CJL 4133 Criminal Evidence (3). A study of evidentiary 
principles and rules of evidence, and their application in a 
courtroom setting. 

CJL 4412 Criminal Law (3). Examines the structure, 
function, and principles of criminal law, including the acts, 
mental state, and attendant circumstances that are 
necessary elements of crime. 

DSC 4012 Terrorism (3). Examines the nature and 
causes of terrorism and the national, regional and global 
effects of particular terrorist groups focusing on their 
collective behavior and objectives. 



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Earth and Environment 

Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Professor and Chairperson 
Mahadev Bhat, Associate Professor and Associate Chair 
William Anderson, Associate Professor 
Joseph Boyer, Associate Professor and Director, 

Southeast Environmental Research Center 
David Bray, Professor 

Bradford Clement, Professor and Chairperson 
Laurel Collins, Associate Professor 
Grenville Draper, Professor 
Michael Gross, Associate Professor 
Stephen Haggerty, Distinguished Research Professor 
Joel Heinen, Professor 
Patricia Houle, Instructor 

Krishnaswamy Jayachandran, Associate Professor 
and Graduate Director 
Haiyan Jiang, Assistant Professor 
Stephen P. Leatherman, Professor 
Hong Liu, Assistant Professor 
Jose Longoria, Professor 
Andrew Macfarlane, Associate Professor and Graduate 

Director 
Florentin Maurrasse, Professor 
Michael McClain, Associate Professor 
Assefa Melesse, Associate Professor 
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Associate Professor 
Pallab Mozumder, Assistant Professor 
Jeff Onsted, Assistant Professor 
John Parker, Emeritus Professor 
Tom Pliske, Emeritus Lecturer 
Rene Price, Associate Professor 
Gary Rand, Professor 
Jennifer Rehage, Assistant Professor 
James Riach, Lecturer 
Edward Robinson, Research Associate 
Mike Ross, Associate Professor 
Gautam Sen, Professor 
Raymond Scattone, Lecturer 
Len Scinto, Assistant Professor 
Neptune Srimal, Lecturer 
Michael Sukop, Associate Professor 
Dean Whitman, Associate Professor 
Hugh Willoughby, Distinguished Research Professor 
Keqi Zhang, Associate Professor 
Ping Zhu, Assistant Professor 

Affiliated Faculty 

Elizabeth Anderson, Global Water for Sustainability 

(GLOWS) 
Maria Aysa, Global and Sociocultural Studies 
Bradley Bennett, Biological Sciences 
Jerry Brown, Global and Sociocultural Studies 
Yong Cai, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Shlomi Dinar, Politics and International Relations 
Maureen Donnelly, Biological Sciences 
Maria Donoso, Global Water for Sustainability 

(GLOWS) 
Juliet Erazo, Global and Sociocultural Studies 
Jim Fourqurean, Biological Sciences 
Jennifer (Zhaohui) Fu, GIS-RS Center 
Evelyn Gaiser, Biological Sciences 
Piero R. Gardinali, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Jennifer Gebelein, Arts and Sciences Dean's Office 



Michael Heithaus, Biological Sciences 

Gail Hollander, Global and Sociocultural Studies 

Rudolf Jaffe, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Jeff Joens, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

B. M. Golam Kibria, Mathematics and Statistics 

Suzanne Koptur, Biological Sciences 

David Lee, Biological Sciences 

Rod Neumann, Politics and International Relations 

Steve Oberbauer, Biological Sciences 

George O'Brien, Education 

Laura Ogden, Global and Sociocultural Studies 

Kevin O'Shea, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Stewart Reed, US Department of Agriculture 

Laurie Richardson, Biological Sciences 

Berrin Tansel, Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Joel Trexler, Biological Sciences 

Carlton Waterhouse, Law School 

Kevin Whelan, US Geological Survey 

Yan Yan Zhou, Mathematics and Statistics 

Knowledge of the Earth and its environments is essential 
for successful stewardship of our home planet. The 
mission of FIU Department of Earth and Environment is to 
be at the forefront of research and education on the 
dynamic interaction of Earth's systems, the environment, 
and related societal issues. Programs in the department 
address understanding and stewardship of the natural 
Earth. In addition, the department fosters understanding of 
the planet's bounty, such as water, mineral, energy and 
agricultural resources. A third area of emphasis is 
environmental problems, both natural, such as 
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and floods, and human- 
made, such as oil spills, ecosystem degradation and soil 
erosion. The Department of Earth and Environment has 
well-equipped facilities that allow students to not only 
understand the Earth and its environments, but also to 
rigorously prepare for professions with environmental and 
resources orientation. 

Geoscience Programs 

The Department offers a Bachelor of Sciences degree in 
Geosciences program with a choice of tracks in the 
Geological Sciences and another in Atmospheric 
Sciences. These tracks have been designed to prepare 
students to gain professional credentials such as the State 
of Florida Professional Geologist certification or the 
American Meteorological Society certification. A broader 
based, interdisciplinary BA program in Earth Sciences is 
also offered, including a major in Earth Science Education 
which leads to teacher certification in Florida . Also 
available are Minors in Geology and Meteorology. A 
grade of "C" or better is required for all required courses in 
the major and/or minor. 

Bachelor of Science in Geosciences 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

GLY 1010, GLY 1010L or GLYX010C or 
GLY 3039, GLY 3039L GLYX01 0/X01 0L 
CHM 1045, CHM 1045L CHMX045/X045L or 



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CHM 1046, CHM 1046L 



MAC 2311 
PHY 2048, 
PHY 2053, 
PHY2048L 



PHY 2049 or 
PHY 2054, 
PHY 2049L 



CHMX040 and CHMX041 or 

CHMX045C 

CHMX046/X046L or 

CHMX046C 

MACX31 1 or MTHX281 

PHYX048C 1 and PHYX049C 

or PHYX048/X048L and 

PHYX049/X049L or 

PHYX053C and 

PHYX054C and 

XXXXXXX 2 

'The choice of Physics sequence depends on the area of 

Geology specialization. 

historical Geology STRONGLY recommended. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Lower Division Common Prerequisites 

GLY 1 01 Introduction to Earth Science 

GLY 1010L Introduction to Earth Science Lab 



or 

GLY 3039 Environmental Geology 

GLY 3039L Environmental Geology Lab 

CHM 1045 CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 

CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab 

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 

CHM1046L General Chemistry II Lab 

MAC 2311 Calculus I 

PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 

PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 

or 

PHY 2053 Physics without Calculus I 

PHY 2054 Physics Without Calculus II 

PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I 

PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II 



3 

1 

3 
1 
3 
1 
3 
1 
4 
4 
4 

4 
4 

1 
1 



Courses required for the degree: 

MAC 2312 Calculus II 4 

Other Lower Division Courses Required for the degree 
For the Geological Sciences Track Only 

BSC1011 General Biology II 3 

BSC1011L General Biology II Lab 1 

For the Atmospheric Sciences Track Only 

MAC 2313 Multivariate Calculus 4 

MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 

Upper Division 

Geosciences Essentials (13 credits) 



Earth Through Time* 
Introduction to Hydrogeology 
General Meteorology 
Physical Oceanography 



GLY 31 12 

GLY 4822 

MET 3003 

OCP 3002 

GLY 4937/ 

MET 4937 Senior Seminar 1 

['Students may substitute Historical Geology from another 

institution.! 



Geological Sciences Track 

This track is intended for students who wish to 
concentration the study of the solid Earth and 
hydrosphere. Prepares students for graduate work in 
geology or careers in management of resources and 
environment. 

1. Choose four geology courses (with labs as 
necessary) from List 1 (16 credits) 

2. Choose an additional 9 credits or more from either 
List 1 or List 2, at least three of which must be field 
experience. 

List 1: Track-specific Courses 



GLY 3202 
GLY 3202L 
GLY 4300 
GLY 4300L 
GLY 451 1 
GLY 451 1L 
GLY 4400 
GLY 4400L 



Earth Materials 
Earth Materials Lab 
Petrology 
Petrology Lab 
Stratigraphy 
Stratigraphy Lab 
Structural Geology 
Structural Geology Lab 



List 2: Geo-elective Courses 



GIS 3043 Introduction to GIS 

GLY 3034 Natural Disasters 

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis 

GLY 3782 Geology Field Excursion 

GLY 4450 Environmental and Exploration 

Geophysics 

GLY 4650 Paleobiology 

GLY 4650L Paleobiology Lab 

GLY 4730 Marine Geology 

GLY 4791 Field Geology and Geologic Mapping 

GLY 4812 Introduction to Ore Deposits 

GLY 4910 Undergraduate Research in Geology 

GLY 4970 Geology Honors Thesis 

GLY 4989L Geology Honors Research 

MET 4300 Severe Weather 

MET 4400 Meteorological Instrumentation & 

Observations 

MET 4532 Hurricanes 

MET 3102 Physical Climatology 

MET 4420 Physical Meteorology 

MET 3502 Synoptic Meteorology 

MET 3502L Synoptic Meteorology Lab 

MET 4301 Dynamic Meteorology I 

MET 4302 Dynamic Meteorology II 
Other courses as approved by the Earth Sciences 
advising office may be used. 

Atmospheric Sciences Track 

This track is for students who wish to concentrate on the 
study of the atmosphere. Prepares students for graduate 
work or careers in weather and climate prediction. 

1. Choose four courses (with labs as necessary) from 
List 1 (13 credits) 

2. Choose an additional 12 credits or more from either 
List 1 or List 2. 

List 1: Track-specific Courses 

MET 3102 Physical Climatology 3 

or 
MET 4420 Physical Meteorology 3 



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MET 3502 Synoptic Meteorology 3 

MET 3502L Synoptic Meteorology Lab 1 

MET 4301 Dynamic Meteorology I 3 

MET 4302 Dynamic Meteorology II 3 

List 2: Geo-elective Courses 

GLY 3202 Earth Materials 3 

GLY 3202L Earth Materials Lab 1 

GLY 4300 Petrology 3 

GLY 4300L Petrology Lab 1 

GLY 451 1 Stratigraphy 3 

GLY 451 1L Stratigraphy Lab 1 

GLY 4400 Structural Geology 3 

GLY 4400L Structural Geology Lab 1 

GIS 3043 Introduction to GIS 3 

GLY 3034 Natural Disasters 3 

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis 3 

GLY 3782 Geology Field Excursion 3 

GLY 4450 Environmental and Exploration 

Geophysics 3 

GLY 4650 Paleobiology 3 

GLY4650L Paleobiology Lab 1 

GLY 4730 Marine Geology 3 

GLY 4791 Field Geology and Geologic Mapping 3 

GLY 4812 Introduction to Ore Deposits 3 

GLY 4910 Undergraduate Research in Geology 3 

GLY 4970 Geology Honors Thesis 3 

GLY4989L Geology Honors Research 1- 

MET 4300 Severe Weather 3 

MET 4400 Meteorological Instrumentation & 

Observations 3 

MET 4532 Hurricanes 3 

Other courses as approved by the Earth Sciences 
advising office may be used. 

Accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master 
of Science in Geosciences 

The accelerated ES/MS degree program in Geosciences 
allows qualified students to earn both degrees in a shorter 
amount of time than typically required for earning degrees 
sequentially. The accelerated program is designed for 
highly qualified undergraduate students in the Earth 
Sciences, allowing them to complete their MS degree 
within approximately 2.5 years after starting their second 
year. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses and no r r'>".- than ''>'■■ r "jfr.r,i ; r of '.r<.-<iif. sp^ufied 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees 



Admission Requirements 

• Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Science 
program in Geosciences at FIU. 

• Completed at least 90 credits of coursework 
(including UCC and CLAS). 

Minimum GPA of 3.2. 

• Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) score of 1000. 

• Three letters of recommendation. 

• Approval by the Earth Sciences Graduate Committee. 

General Requirements 

• Meet the requirements of both the BS and MS degree 
in Geosciences. 

• Overlap : Up to 3 courses (9 credits) may be used in 
satisfying both the BS and MS degree requirements, 
which must be at the 5000-level or higher. 

Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences 
Degree Program Hours: 120 

This program is for the student who requires a broad 
background in Earth Sciences for a career in science 
education or public or private administration dealing with 
Earth and environmental science issues. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. The 
Common Prerequisite Manual does not include a sheet for 
this program. 

Lower Division 

CHM 1045 
CHM 1045L 
CHM 1046 
CHM 1046L 
GLY 1010 
GLY 1010L 
MAC 2311 
PHY 2053 
PHY 2048L 
PHY 2054 
PHY 2049L 



GLY 1100 
GLY 1100L 

GLY 1101 
GLY 1101L 



General Chemistry I 

General Chemistry I Lab 

General Chemistry II 

General Chemistry II Lab 

Introduction to Earth Science 

Introduction to Earth Science Lab 

Calculus I 

Physics without Calculus I 

General Physics Lab I 

Physics without Calculus I 

General Physics Lab II 

and 

Historical Geology 

Historical Geology Lab 

or 

History of Life 

History of Life Lab 



II 



Upper Division 

GLY 3202 Earth Materials 

GLY 3202L Earth Materials Lab 

OCE 3014 Oceanography 

and 



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THREE of the following: 

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis 

GLY 4822 Introduction to Hydrogeology 

GLY 451 1 Stratigraphy & 

GLY 451 1 L Stratigraphy Lab 

GLY 4300 Petrology & 

GLY 4300L Petrology Lab 

GLY 4400 Structural Geology & 

GLY 4400L Structural Geology Lab 

and 
ONE of the following (3-4): 

EVR 301 3 Ecology of South Florida & 

EVR 301 3L Ecology of South Florida Lab 

EVR 421 1 Water Resources & 

EVR 421 1 L Water Resources Lab 

EVR 4231 Air Resources 

EVR 431 Energy Resources 

EVR 4592 Soils & Ecosystems & 

EVR 4592L Soils & Ecosystems Lab 

GEO 3510 Earth Resources 

GLY 3034 Natural Disasters 



Additional Courses 

Students take two approved 3000 or 4000 level courses in 
earth sciences/geology (excluding GLY 3039 
Environmental Geology), other science departments, or 
the College of Engineering. 

Earth Science Education Major 

This program prepares students interested in Earth 
Sciences and science for teaching at the secondary level. 
Students are encouraged to participate in on-campus 
teaching experiences that parallel their coursework, 
available for freshman and sophomores. Interested 
students are encouraged to contact the department for 
additional details and information on teacher support 
programs. 

Lower Division 

Common Prerequisites as Detailed Under the BA 
Degree in Earth Sciences 

Additional Lower Division Courses (4) 

AST 2003 Solar System Astronomy 3 

AST 2003L Solar System Astronomy Lab 1 

Upper Division 

ESC 3050 Seminar in Earth Science Education 1 

OCE 3014 Oceanography 3 

GLY 3202 Earth Materials 3 

GLY 3202L Earth Materials Lab 1 

GLY 4937 Senior Seminar in Geological Sciences 1 

and 
THREE of the following (10-12 credits): 



GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis 

GLY 4822 Introduction to Hydrogeology 

GLY 451 1 Stratigraphy & 

GLY 451 1 L Stratigraphy Lab 

GLY 4300 Petrology & 

GLY 4300L Petrology Lab 

GLY 4400 Structural Geology & 

GLY 4400L Structural Geology Lab 
and 



ONE of the following (3-4 credits): 

EVR 3013 Ecology of South Florida & 

EVR 301 3L Ecology of South Florida Lab 

EVR 421 1 Water Resources & 

EVR 421 1 L Water Resources Lab 

EVR 4231 Air Resources 

EVR 431 Energy Resources 

EVR 4592 Soils & Ecosystems & 

EVR 4592L Soils & Ecosystems Lab 

GEO 3510 Earth Resources 

GLY 3034 Natural Disasters 



Additional Cou 

ESC 4052 

AND (23 credits) 
SCE 4894 
SCE4194 
SCE 4330 
SCE 4944 
SCE 4931 
RED 4325 
TSL 4324 

Electives 



rse 

Inquiry-Based Learning in the Earth 

Sciences 3 

Nature of Math and Science 3 

Perspectives on Science Education 3 

Secondary Science Teaching Methods 3 

Student Teaching 6 

Senior Seminar in Science Education 2 

Subject Area Reading 3 
ESOL Issues and Strategies for Content 

Teachers 3 



9-12 



BS/BA Honors Track in Geosciences 

The Honors Track in Geosciences provides outstanding 
students with the opportunity to do original research under 
a faculty sponsor. To graduate with Honors, the student 
must carry out a research project, write up the project as 
an Honors Thesis, and present the results of the research 
in a Departmental seminar. 

Admission to the Track 

To be admitted to the track a student must: 

• Have arranged to be sponsored by a faculty advisor. 

• Have taken at least 14 hours of Geoscience/Earth 
Science courses with a GPA of at least 3.5; 6 hours 
must be at the 3000 level or above. 

• Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in 3000 and 
4000 level classes. 

• Exceptions to these criteria may be granted in special 
cases through appeal to the Earth Sciences 
Undergraduate Committee. 

Application to the program is made by submission of the 
Honors in Geosciences Admission Form to the Earth 
Sciences Undergraduate Committee. This is usually done 
in the semester before the student intends to begin the 
Honors thesis research. 

Graduation Requirements 

• A minimum GPA of 3.5 in courses in 3000 and 4000 
level classes. 

• Completion of the B.S. requirements in Geosciences 
or B.A. requirements in Earth Sciences, including 
GLY 4989L (Honors Research, 3 credits) and GLY 
4970 (Honors Thesis, 3 credits). 

• Completion of Honors research in collaboration with 
Honors supervisor and presentation of a draft of the 
Honors thesis to the Earth Sciences Undergraduate 
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• Deposition of a completed approved copy of the 
Honors thesis with the Earth Sciences office. 

Minor in Geology 
Required courses 

At least 17 hours of earth sciences/geology courses which 
must include the following: GLY 1010+1010L or GLY 
3039+3039L. GLY 1100+1100L or GLY 1101 + 1101L, and 
GLY 3202+3202L. Additional earth sciences/geology 
courses must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. 

Minor in Meteorology 

This minor is intended for science/math/engineering 
majors who wish to develop an understanding of 
meteorology. Students from other majors who have 
math/science background and literacy can also take this 
minor. Calculus I or Business Calculus, and Physics I are 
pre- or co-requisites for General Meteorology. The minor 
consists of at least 16 credits of courses within the 
Department of Earth Sciences. 

Required Courses: (10 credits) 



MET 3003 


General Meteorology 


3 


MET 4420 


Physical Meteorology 


3 


MET 3102 


or 

Physical Climatology 


3 


MET 3502 


Synoptic Meteorology 


3 


MET 3502L 


Synoptic Meteorology Lab 


1 


Plus, any two of the following courses (6+ credits): 




MET 4300 


Severe Weather 


3 


MET 4532 


Hurricanes 


3 


OCE3014 


Oceanography 


3 


OCE 3014L 


Oceanography Lab 


1 


MET 4400 


Meteorological Instrumentation and 






Observations 


3 


MET 4301 


Dynamic Meteorology I 


3 


MET 4302 


Dynamic Meteorology II 


3 



Cooperative Education 

Students seeking the baccalaureate degree in 
Geosciences/Earth Sciences may also take part in the 
Cooperative Education Program conducted with the 
Department of Cooperative Education in the Division of 
Student Affairs. The student spends one or two semesters 
fully employed in the private sector or a government 
agency. For further information consult the Department of 
Earth and Environment or the Department of Cooperative 
Education. 

Environmental Studies Programs 

The program prepares students for work and involvement 
in environmental professions and issues. The Bachelor of 
Sciences in Environmental Studies degree emphasizes 
chemical and ecological aspects of environmental 
analysis. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental 
Studies is emphasizes the political, social and economic 
aspects of environmental issues. This is an 
interdisciplinary program that represents chemistry to 
anthropology, and may feature affiliated faculty from other 
departments in some courses. Note that the Department 



offers a Minor and a certificate program in Environmental 
Studies. A grade of "C" or better is required for all required 
courses in the major, minor and certificate. 

Bachelor of Science in Environmental 
Studies 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Lower Division Preparation 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) 

BSC1010, BSC1010L 



Equivalent Course(s) 

BSCX010/X010Lor 

BSCX010C 

BSCX011/X011Lor 

BSCX011C 

CHMX045/X045L or 

CHMX045C 

CHMX046/X046L 

GLYX010 or GLYX039 and 

EVRX010orPHYX023 

MACX147orMACX105 

andMACX114 

ECOX023 1 

FIU program. 



BSC 1011, BSC 1011L 

CHM 1045, CHM 1045L 

CHM 1046, CHM 1046L 
GLY 1010, GLY 1010L 
EVR 3010 or PHY 2023 
MAC 2147 or MAC 1105 
and MAC1114 

'Requirement or option for 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Required Courses 

Common Prerequisites 

BSC 1010 
BSC 1010L 
BSC 1011 
BSC 1011L 
CHM 1045 
CHM 1045L 
CHM 1046 
CHM 1046L 
GLY 1010 
GLY1010L 



EVR 3010 

PHY 2023 
MAC 2147 

MAC 1105 

MAC 1114 



General Biology I 

General Biology I Lab 

General Biology II 

General Biology II Lab 

General Chemistry I 

General Chemistry I Lab 

General Chemistry II 

General Chemistry II Lab 

Introduction to Earth Science 

Introduction to Earth Science Lab 

and 

Energy Flow in Natural and Man-made 

Systems 

or 

Survey of General Physics 

Pre-Calculus Mathematics 

or 

College Algebra 

and 

Trigonometry 



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Lower or Upper Division Requirements 

ECO 2023 Microeconomics 

STA 31 1 1 Statistics I 

STA3112 Statistics II 

or 
MAC 2311 Calculus I 

CHM 2200 Survey of Organic Chemistry 

CHM 2200L Survey of Organic Chemistry Lab 

or 
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 

CHM 221 0L Organic Chemistry I Lab 

and 
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II 

CHM 221 1L Organic Chemistry II Lab 

Upper Division Program 

Recommended Courses 

ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology 

ENC 3213 Professional and Technical Writing 

POS 2042 American Government 

or 
POS 3424 Legislative Process 

REL 3492 Earth Ethics 

Required Courses 

ECP 3302 Introduction to Environmental 

Economics 
EVR 4352 U.S. Environmental Policy 

or 
POS 4035 Environmental Politics 

EVR 421 1 Water Resources 

EVR 421 1 L Water Resources Lab 

PCB 3043 Ecology 

PCB 3043L Ecology Lab 

CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry and 

CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Lab 

or 
EVR 4323 Restoration Ecology and 

EVR 4323L Restoration Ecology Lab 

EVR 4920 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar 

EVR 4905 Independent Study 

Two of the following four courses: 

EVR 4026 Ecology of Biotic Resources 

EVR 4231 Air Resources 

EVR 4310 Energy Resources 

EVR 4592 Soils and Ecosystems and 

EVR 4592L Soils and Ecosystems Lab 



3 
3 
3 

4 
3 
1 

4 
1 

3 
1 



2 Additional Environmental Courses (6 credits) 

Students are urged to develop an area of specialization of 
12 to 15 credits, or a minor, in consultation with an 
advisor. An approved list of such courses are published 
prior to each semester. 
Total Semester hours 60 

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental 
Studies 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower Division Program 

Recommended Courses 

PSC 1515 Energy and the Natural Environment 



To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. The 
Common Prerequisite Manual does not include a sheet for 
this program. 

Common Prerequisites 

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 

BSC 1011/1011L Organismal Biology and Lab 

One of the following: 

CHM 1 032/1 032L Chemistry & Society and Lab 

GLY 1010/1010L Introduction to Earth Sciences and Lab 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Upper Division Program 

Recommended Courses 

ENC 3213 Professional & Technical Writing 3 

POS 2042 American Government 3 

STA 31 12 Statistics II 3 

POS 3424 Legislative Process 3 

Required Courses: (35) 

EVR 3010 Energy Flow in Natural and Man-made 

Systems 
EVR 301 1 Environmental Resources and Pollution 

EVR 301 1 L Environmental Resources and Pollution 

Lab 
EVR 4594 Analysis of South Florida Ecosystems 

EVR 4596L Applied Field Ecology 

EVR 4415 Population & Environment Issues 

or 
ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology 

EVR 4352 US Environmental Policy 

or 
POS 4035 Environmental Politics 

REL 3492 Earth Ethics 

STA 31 11 Statistics I 

ECP 3302 Introduction to Environmental 

Economics 
EVR 441 1 Human Organization & Ecosystems 

Management 
EVR 4905 Independent Study 

EVR 4920 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar 

EVR 4869L Environmental Problem Solving Lab 



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Area of Specialization Courses: (12) 

The student must take at least twelve additional credits in 
an approved area of specialization, such as resource 
management/policy, international environmental issues, 
agroecology, human ecology/environmental values, 
environmental education or environmental biology. Six of 
the 12 credits must be from EVR courses. Note: Minors 
may be substituted for an area of specialization. 
Electives 1 6 

Total semester hours 60 

Accelerated Master's of Science in 
Environmental Studies 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Admission Requirements 

• Current enrollment in the Bachelor's Degree Program 
in EVR at FIU. 

• Completed or enrolled in at least 90 undergraduate 
credit hours. 

• Current GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

• GRE combined score of 1000 (quantitative and 
verbal). 

General Requirements 

• Completed Bachelor's Degree in EVR at FIU. 

• EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management can 
substitute for EVR 4023 Biotic Resources for BS 
majors and be taken as an elective/area of 
concentration by BA majors. 

• BA and BS majors can take EVR 5355 Environmental 
Resource Policy instead of EVR 4352 US 
Environmental Policy. 

• Two-Three graduate electives (6-9 credits) can be 
counted towards areas of concentration for BA 
majors, or as electives or resource courses for BS 
majors. 

• Take one section of EVR Graduate Seminar for EVR 
4 r :»20 Undergraduate Senior Seminar. 

• Students are expected to have 12-18 graduate course 
credits by the time they receive the undergraduate 
degree. 



Minor in Environmental Studies 

Required Courses 

1. Four of the following approved courses, including at 
least two of the first four. 

EVR 4026 Ecology of Biotic Resources 3 

EVR 4211 Water Resources 3 

EVR 4231 Air Resources 3 

EVR 4310 Energy Resources 3 

EVR 4401 Conservation Biology 3 

EVR 4323 Restoration Ecology 3 

2. One of the following courses: 

EVR 4415 Population and Environment Issues 3 

EVR 4321 Sustainable Resource Development 3 

EVR 4352 US Environmental Policy 3 

Total Credits 1 5 

Grades of 'C or better required for all courses. A list of 
additional approved environmental science courses, 
subject to change, is available in the Department of 
Environmental Studies. 

Cooperative Education 

Students seeking the baccalaureate degree in 
environmental studies may also take part in the 
Cooperative Education Program conducted in conjunction 
with the Department of Cooperative Education in the 
Division of Student Affairs. The student spends one or two 
semesters fully employed in industry or a governmental 
agency. For further information consult the Department of 
Cooperative Education. 

Environmental Internships 

Students are highly encouraged to participate in an 
environmental internship while completing their program of 
study. Approved internships can satisfy students 
independent study requirements. Each year, during the 
Spring, the department will hold an internship and career 
fair in order to help guide students towards internships. 
For details on internships, please contact Dr. Raymond 
Scattone. 

Course Descriptions 

Note: Laboratories may not be taken prior to the 
corresponding lecture course. Laboratories must be taken 
concurrently where noted, but students must register for 
the laboratory separately. 

Definition of Prefixes 

ESC-Earth Sciences; EVR-Environmental Studies; EVS- 
Environmental Science; GEO-Geography: Systematic; 
GIS-Geography: Information Science; GLY-Geology; 
MET-Meteorology; OCE- Oceanography; OCP-Physical 
Oceanography; SWS-Soil and Water Sciences 
F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

ESC 3050 Seminar in Earth Science Education (1). 

Seminar covering theoretical and practical issues 
encountered in the teaching of Earth Sciences. Students 
will discuss experience gained as learning assistants. 



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Prerequisites: GLY 1010 and GLY 1010L, GLY 1101 and 
GLY 1 101 L and permission of the instructor. 

ESC 3930 Topics in Earth Sciences (1-5). Selected 
topics in the earth sciences. 

ESC 4052 Inquiry-Based Learning in the Earth 
Sciences (3). Important concepts in the Earth Sciences 
covered using inquiry based learning techniques. Content 
delivery using laboratory exercises and technology. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

ESC 5005 Earth Science Enrichment Activities for 
Teachers (1-2). Workshop presenting Earth Science 
enrichment activities to high school and middle school 
science teachers. 

ESC 5162 Workshop: Microfossil Paleoenvironments 
(2). Recent foraminifera and diatoms are sampled, 
prepared and identified from marine to freshwater facies. 
Taxon distributions are used to interpret 
paleoenvironments. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 1001 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3). 

A physical science course for non-science majors, 
emphasizing air and water pollution, water resources, solid 
waste management, and energy resources. (F,S, SS) 

EVR 1001 L Introduction to Environment Sciences Lab 
(1). Laboratory analysis and field trips on topics and 
concepts covered in Introduction to Environmental 
Sciences. (F.S.SS) 

EVR 1017 The Global Environment and Society (3). A 

broad introduction to the impact of social and economic 
processes on the global environment, including historical 
and comparative dimensions. (F, S, SS) 

EVR 3003 Latin American Environmental Issues (3). An 

overview of historical and emerging environmental issues 
in Latin American countries. Themes covered include 
environmental history, urban pollution, tropical 
deforestation, and indigenous peoples. 

EVR 3010 Energy Flow in Natural and Man-made 
Systems (3). A course for non-science majors, examining 
energy use and efficiency, nuclear and renewable energy 
sources (including solar energy), and their environmental 
impacts. Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent. (S) 

EVR 3011 Environmental Resources and Pollution (3). 

A course for non-science majors, focusing on dynamics of 
pollution and environmental toxicology with emphasis on 
energy consumption and production, solid wastes, and air 
and water resources. (F) 

EVR 3011L Environmental Science: Pollution Lab (1). 

Laboratory and field analysis of topics and concepts 
covered in EVR 3011. Corequisite: EVR 3011. (F) 

EVR 3013 Ecology of South Florida (3). EVR 301 3L 
Ecology of South Florida Lab (1). A course for non- 
science majors, offering an introduction to the ecology of 
South Florida through lectures and a series of field trips 
into several unique ecosystems, such as the Everglades, 
hardwood hammocks, and coastal regions. The course 
also deals with natural resource conservation, wildlife 
management, endangered species, and wilderness 
issues. (F,S,SS) 



EVR 3029 The Everglades (3). An interdisciplinary 
examination of the Everglades system, including natural 
history, human history, esthetics, and politics/policy of 
restoration. 

EVR 3402 Asian Environmental Issues (3). An overview 
of emerging environmental issues in Asian countries. 
Discussion of cultural, economic, and political systems of 
the region and their influence on the environment. 

EVR 3931 Topics in Environmental Studies (3). An 

intensive analysis of a current environmental topic. Course 
may be repeated with change in content. 

EVR 3949/EVR 4949 Cooperative Education in 
Environmental Studies (1-3). One semester of full-time 
supervised work in an outside laboratory taking part in the 
University Co-op Program. Limited to students admitted to 
the Co-op Program. A written report and supervisor 
evaluations will be required of each student. (F,S,SS) 

EVR 4023 Coastal Resource Management (3). An 

introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and 
analytical tools used in the management of coastal 
resources. 

EVR 4026 Ecology of Biotic Resources (3). The study of 
renewable natural resources of the earth's biomes, 
particularly those of tropical forests, the factors influencing 
their productivity, conservation, and human use. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010 and BSC 1011. 

EVR 4112 Climate Change Policy (3). Introduction to 
policies governing climate change mitigation. Examines 
the impetus for, specific mechanisms used to implement, 
and effectiveness of both national and international 
policies. Prerequisites: EVR 4352 or permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 4211 Water Resources (3). A seminar dealing with 
various aspects of water use, water pollution problems; 
chemistry and ecology of South Florida's waters. Ecology 
is recommended. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 
1046 or equivalent and general biology. (F) 

EVR 421 1L Water Resources Lab (1). Laboratory course 
on procedures currently suitable and widely accepted for 
physical, chemical, and biological methods in the 
examination of water. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 
1046 or equivalent and General Biology. (F) 

EVR 4231 Air Resources (3). Common air pollutants - 
their sources and methods of control. Different legislative 
and administrative approaches will be studied. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 1046 or equivalent. 

EVR 4272 Agroecology (3). Application of ecological 
principles to modern farming systems to achieve goals of 
long term food production without depleting Earth's 
resources. Prerequisites: EVR 3013 or equivalent or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

EVR 4274 Sustainable Agriculture (3). Analysis of 
sustainability of modern agricultural systems under a 
variety of ecological economic and cultural settings. 
Familiarizes students with socioeconomic, urban policy, 
sustainable agriculture. Prerequisites: EVR 3013 or 
equivalent or permission of the instructor. (S) 



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EVR 4310 Energy Resources (3). Seminar dealing with 
power and energy production in modern society, 
fundamental energy relationships of industrial and 
domestic processes. Prerequisites: EVR 3010 or PHY 
2023 or equivalent. 

EVR 4321 Sustainable Resource Development (3). An 
overview of social, economic and ecological approaches 
to sustainable resource development. Examines various 
policies for harmonizing economic growth and 
environmental sustainability. 

EVR 4323 Restoration Ecology (3). Principles and 
practices of environmental restoration, recreation and 
enhancement. Examines ecological theory that relates to 
restoration through case studies from southern Florida. 
Prerequisites: EVR 3013 or PCB 3043 or permission of 
the instructor. (S) 

EVR 4323L Restoration Ecology Lab (1). This lab is to 
illustrate concepts and applications of ecological 
restoration theories through visitations to and 
participations in various ecological restoration sites in 
South Florida. Prerequisites: At least one class in the area 
of Ecology. Corequisite: EVR 4323. 

EVR 4351 U.S. Energy Policy (3). Policies governing the 
utilization of energy in the U.S. Focuses on the physical, 
political and social constraints that shape energy policy in 
this country. Prerequisites: EVR 3010 or permission of the 
instructor. 

EVR 4352 U.S. Environmental Policy (3). Introduction to 
U.S. environmental policy. Reviews primary U.S. 
environmental legislation and the role of regulation. 
Prerequisites: EVR 3011 or permission of the instructor. 
(F) 

EVR 4356 Coastal and Marine Environmental Policy 
(3). Examine policies that govern the utilization and 
protection of coastal and marine areas. Focus on the 
political, social, environmental and economic constraints 
that shape the policy process. 

EVR 4401 Conservation Biology (3). Applies modern 
theory from ecology and population genetics to 
conservation issues. Topics include population viability 
studies, reserve design, forms of rarity, and policy issues. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1010 and BSC 1011. 

EVR 4411 Human Organizations and Ecosystem 
Management (3). Environmental aspects of organizational 
theory and strategic management in indigenous and other 
local communities, non-governmental organizations, 
governments, and the private sector are discussed. 
Prerequisite: An introductory Environmental Studies 
course (F) 

EVR 4415 Population and Environment Issues (3). 
Examines the history, current status and projected growth 
of the human population in relation to environmental 
issues Prerequisites: College algebra, STA 3111 (or 
equivalent), EVR 301 1 or permission of the instructor. (S) 

EVR 4592 Soils and Ecosystems (3). A review of basic 
soil science concepts; analyses of basic physical and 
chemical properties of soils, emphasizing soils in South 
Florida ecosystems. Prerequisites: BSC 1010 and CHM 
1045, or permission of the instructor. 



EVR 4592L Soils and Ecosystems Lab (1). Laboratory 
exercises provide soil characterization techniques used in 
soil science and complement the lectures by carrying out 
experiments illustrating soil science concepts, soil 
formation, soil properties, and soil nutrients cycling. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1046, BSC 1011, CHM 3120 and their 
corresponding labs. Corequisite: EVR 4592. 

EVR 4594 Analysis of South Florida Ecosystems (3). 

In-depth study, using case study approach of the major 
ecosystems of South Florida, the environmental issues 
facing them, and the management strategies employed to 
sustain their natural resources. Prerequisites: BSC 1011, 
BSC 1011L, EVR 3011. (S) 

EVR 4596L Applied Field Ecology (2). Introduction to 
basic methodologies of applied field ecological research; 
builds ability to identify major plant and animal species 
and community assemblages in South Florida. 
Prerequisites: BSC 1011, BSC 101 1L, EVR 3011. (S) 

EVR 4869L Environmental Problem Solving Lab (2). 

Provides first-hand experience in solving environmental 
problems (problem definition, study design, data 
collection, analysis & reporting). Includes use of case 
study, social survey, computer modeling and GIS 
techniques. Prerequisites: STA 3111, ECO 2023, EVR 
3010, and EVR 3011, or permission of the instructor. (F) 

EVR 4905 Research and Independent Study (VAR). 

Student develops and carries out research project with 
guidance from professor. Permission of the instructor. 

EVR 4920 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (1). 

Series of talks by FIU and external experts addressing 
both development of professional skills and current 
environmental topics. Students prepare short 
presentations. For seniors only. (F,S) 

EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3). Principles and 
methods of teaching sustainable living, personal and 
institutional, emphasizing S. Florida, using reading, 
discussion, projects and visits to local EE programs. 
Prerequisites: Two courses in environmental studies; or 
two courses, one each in biology, chemistry, 
environmental studies or science education. 

EVR 4934 Special Topics (1-3). Advanced 
undergraduate level course dealing with selected 
environmental topics. Course may be repeated with 
change in content. (F,S) 

EVR 5005 Environmental Science and Sustainability 

(3). Introductory environmental science course for 
graduate students in environmental studies and other 
disciplines. Emphasizes physical sciences and 
applications to environmental issues. (F) 

EVR 5044 Advanced GIS and Environmental Data 
Analysis (3). Explores project planning, geospatial 
database design and implementation of analytical and 
display methods in GIS for organizing, querying, analyzing 
and presenting spatial data. Prerequisites: One of the 
following: EVR 5050, CGN 4321, CGN 5320, INR 4931, 
URS 6930. 

EVR 5061 South Florida Ecology: Field Studies (3). 

Introduction to ecology of South Florida. Series of field 
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hammocks, coastal regions). No science background 
required. Intended for teachers. Not intended for 
Environmental Studies graduate students. (F,S) 

EVR 5065 Ecology of Costa Rican Rainforest (3). 

Intensive study of Central American tropical forest 
ecosystems conducted for two weeks in Costa Rica in 
sites ranging from lowland to high mountains. Primarily for 
teachers. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 

EVR 5066 Ecology of the Amazon Flooded Forest (3). 

Study of the ecology of the flooded forest with emphasis 
on the relationships between plants and animals and the 
annual flooding cycle. The course includes a two-week 
field study at river camp in Peru. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5069 Wetland Ecology and Management (3). 

Principles of ecology and management as applied to 
freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prerequisites: 
Undergraduate degree in science, or PCB 3043, or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5215 Water Resources Assessment (3). Elements 
of hydrological cycle, hydrological processes and water 
resources assessment with emphasis on surface and 
groundwater water quantity and quality evaluation is 
central to the course. 

EVR 5236 Air Pollution Dynamics (3). A course 
designed to give an understanding of the fates of 
atmospheric pollutants. Scavenging processes in the 
atmosphere; radiation, residence times, chemical 
reactions, global transport process, point source 
dispersion and modeling calculations. Prerequisites: EVS 
3360 or EVR 4231. 

EVR 5313 Renewable Energy Sources (3). An analysis 
of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency 
including wind, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solid 
waste, solar heating, solar cooling, and solar electricity. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5315 Energy Resources and Systems Analysis 
(3). Detailed analysis of energy flows in natural and man- 
made systems. Energy systems analysis. Energy use 
patterns. Conventional and alternate sources of energy. 

EVR 5320 Environmental Resource Management (3). 

The scientific and philosophical basis for the management 
of renewable and non-renewable energy, mineral, air, 
water, and biotic resources. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing or permission of the instructor. (S) 

EVR 5332 Integrated Solutions for Water in 
Environment and Development (3). Examines the theory 
and practice of integrated water resources management, 
focusing on science, policy, and socioeconomic themes 
evaluated through case studies from different regions of 
the world. Emphasis given to environmental elements. 

EVR 5350 International Organizations & 
Environmental Politics (3). The role of international 
organizations in environmental politics and the process of 
their formation and change in response to environmental 
problems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. 



EVR 5353 International Energy Policy (3). Focuses on 
the distribution of global energy resources and related 
issues. A comparison of the energy policies of various 
countries serves as the basis for exploring alternative 
energy policy approaches. Prerequisites: EVR 5355 or 
permission of the instructor. 

EVR 5355 Environmental Resource Policy (3). A survey 
of international and national environmental policy and the 
legal, economic, and administrative dimensions of 
international accords and selected U.S. law. Prerequisites: 
EVR 5320 or permission of the instructor. (F) 

EVR 5410 The Human Population and Earth's 
Ecosystems (3). Explores the impact of the human 
population of Earth's ecosystems. Reviews current 
population data at global, regional, and local scales. 
Includes study of specific South Florida carrying capacity 
issues. 

EVR 5907 Research and Independent Study (VAR). 

The student works with a professor on a research project. 
Variable credit. 

EVR 5935 Special Topics (VAR). A graduate-level 
course dealing with selected environmental topics. The 
content will not necessarily be the same each time the 
course is offered. (F,S) 

EVR 5936 Topics in Environmental Studies (3). An 

analysis of several current environmental topics. 
Recommended for primary and secondary school 
teachers. 

EVS 4164 Applied Environmental Geology (3). EVS 
4164L Applied Environmental Geology Lab (1). A 

survey of the geological and geographical factors critical to 
man's attempt to contend with the natural processes. 
Construction problems, sewers, waste disposal, dams, 
ground water, and terrain evaluation in relation to the 
nature of the underlying substratum. Principles illustrated 
from South Florida and the Caribbean region in particular. 
Study of the geological factors involved in future 
development and growth of these areas, and conservation 
methods in relation to the geology of these areas. 
Prerequisites: GLY 1010, GEO 2200, and a sound 
background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. 
Laboratory must be taken concurrently with the course. (S 
in alternate years) 

GEO 2200 Physical Geography (3). GEO 2200L 
Physical Geography Lab (1). Survey of the physical 
environment relevant to studies in regional geography and 
earth sciences. Natural evolution of landforms, and the 
interacting processes responsible for these features. 
Environmental modification and deterioration caused by 
human interaction. Effects of these changes: 
socioeconomic impact and geographic problems. Case 
studies illustrated from South Florida and the Caribbean 
region. (F in alternate years.) 

GEO 3510 Earth Resources (3). A course for non-majors 
dealing with the nature, origin, and distribution of mineral 
resources. Geology of petroleum, coal, metals, etc., and 
problems of their exploitation and depletion. (F,S,SS) 

GEO 351 OL Earth Resources Laboratory (1). 

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studies of geologic, environmental and economic aspects 
of resource extraction and use. Corequisite: GEO 3510. 

GIS 3043 Introduction to Geographical Information 
Systems (3). Introduction to GIS concepts and software 
such as ArcView. Topics include: cartographic basics, 
spatial datasets, attributes, map production, spatial 
statistics and analysis, and obtaining GIS data. 

GIS 5050 Environmental GIS (3). Concepts of GIS, 
database design and management, advanced spatial 
analysis and modeling, uncertainty, error, and sensitivity in 
GIS. Focus on GIS project design, execution and 
presentation using AroGIS. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 1010 Introduction to Earth Science (3). GLY 
1010L Introduction to Earth Science Lab (1). Basic 
survey of Earth materials and structure, plate tectonics, 
volcanoes, earthquakes, surface processes and 
groundwater, climate change, earth resources and the 
impact of geology on society. (Lab fees assessed) 
(F.S.SS) 

GLY 1037 Environmental Hydrology for High School 
Students (1). Environmental issues surrounding the 
natural occurrence and human use of surface water and 
groundwater in South Florida. Includes field trips to local 
sites of hydrologic/environmental significance. 

GLY 1100 Historical Geology (3). GLY 1100L Historical 
Geology Lab (1). An introduction to the geological history 
of the earth and the geological time scale. Evolution of 
animals and plants. Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or GLY 3039 
or equivalent. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently. 
(S) 

GLY 1101 The History of Life (3). GLY 1101L The 
History of Life Laboratory (1). Interaction of biological 
and geological principles and processes, history and 
ecology of past life, and major events such as the marine 
invasion of land, mass extinctions, and the Ice Age. (F,S) 

GLY 2072 Earth's Climate and Global Change (3). 

Introduction to Earth's climate and the variations of climate 
through geological and historical time. Emphasis is placed 
on the importance of the interactions of Earth's crust, 
atmosphere, biosphere and oceans in affecting the 
planet's climate. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 2072L Earth's Climate and Global Change Lab (1). 

Practical analysis of the important factors affecting Earth's 
Climate. Analysis of historical and geological records of 
climate change. Corequisite: GLY 2072. (F in alternate 
years) 

GLY 3034 Natural Disasters (3). A geological look at 
catastrophic events including earthquakes, volcanoes, 
tsunamis, mass movements, hurricanes, floods, and 
desertification. Emphasis on the geologic setting in which 
these natural disasters take place. Special attention will be 
n to compare similar disasters in the geologic past. 
Prerequisite: Physical science at the high school level. 
3S) 

GLY 3039 Environmental Geology (3). GLY 3039L 

Environmental Geology Lab (1). The composition and 

"e earth, the internal and external forces 

acting upon it and the resulting surface features. Case 



studies and general principles illustrated from South 
Florida and the Caribbean. Field trips expected. No 
prerequisites. (F.S.SS) 

GLY 3103 Dinosaurs (3). Survey of the different groups 
of dinosaurs. Dinosaur biology, geology, and the history of 
their discovery to further understanding of their life 
histories, environments, and the causes of their extinction. 

GLY 3103L Dinosaurs Laboratory (1). Survey of the 
different groups of dinosaurs. Laboratory study of dinosaur 
bones, prints and eggs to further our understanding of 
their life histories, environments, and the causes of their 
extinction. Corequisite: GLY 3103. 

GLY 3112 Earth through Time (3). Evolution of the Earth 
through its 4600 million year history, the fossil record and 
the geologic time scale. Major geologic events of the past 
and their effects on organic evolution. (S) 

GLY 3153 Workshop in South Florida and Caribbean 
Geology (2). Workshop on the geology of South Florida 
and the Caribbean for science majors. Includes field trips 
in South Florida. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 3157 Elements of Caribbean Geology (3). A survey 
of the geology of the Caribbean and neighboring regions 
in view of current data and modern concepts of global 
tectonics. The course summarizes the important points of 
Caribbean and Central American geology in their relation 
to mineral and energy resources; natural environmental 
disasters, especially seismic zones; agriculture; and the 
geologic potential for future development and 
industrialization. (S in alternate years) 

GLY 3202 Earth Materials (3). Physical and chemical 
properties of minerals and mineral assemblages, such as 
rocks and soils. Processes of mineral formation. 
Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or permission of the instructor 
and General Chemistry. Corequisite: GLY 3202L. (F) 

GLY 3202L Earth Materials Lab (1). Physical and 
chemical properties of minerals, rocks and soils with 
emphasis on identification. Application of macroscopic 
methods, X-ray diffraction, polarized light microscopy, in 
situ and bulk chemical analysis. Prerequisites: GLY 1010 
and GLY 1010L or permission of the instructor and 
General Chemistry. Corequisite: 3202. (F) 

GLY 3220 Optical Mineralogy (3). GLY 3220L Optical 
Mineralogy Lab (1). Principles and use of the 

petrographic microscope. Optical properties of isotropic, 
uniaxial and biaxial minerals. Prerequisites: GLY 3202 or 
equivalent. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with 
course. 

GLY 3630 Research in Tropical Environments (3). 

Earth Sciences, Biology and Environmental Studies faculty 
describe research in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, 
geology, conservation and education. Students discuss 
scientific articles. 

GLY 3751 Introduction to Mineral Science (2). 

Workshop introducing properties and uses of minerals, 
and techniques used to investigate minerals. 
Prerequisites: One of the following: BSC 1010, CHM 1045, 
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GLY 3754 Remote Sensing in the Earth Sciences (3). 

Remote sensing methods for the exploration and 
investigation of geologic processes and earth resources; 
airphoto interpretation, processing and analysis of 
multiband digital satellite imagery; GIS. Prerequisites: GLY 
1010 or permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 3759 Visualizing Our World With GIS (3). 

Visualization of geospatial data in the Earth Sciences with 
Geographic Information Systems. Topics include natural 
hazards, distribution of water, mineral, and energy 
resources, and urban sprawl. (SS) 

GLY 3760C Geological Map Analysis (3). Laboratory 
course dealing with analysis of geological maps and 
sections; theory and method of interpretation of surface 
outcrops on maps. Properties of simple geological 
structures. Recommended to be taken prior to GLY 4400 
and GLY 4791. Prerequisites: Trigonometry, Introduction 
to Earth Science or equivalent (e.g. MAC 2132, GLY 3039 
or equivalents). (F) 

GLY 3782 Geology Field Excursion (1-3). A one to 

three-week field excursion in a region of interest to 
demonstrate the occurrence, appearance and processes 
of various geological phenomena. Course may be 
repeated. Prerequisite: GLY 1010. (F,S,SS) 

GLY 3820 Applied Hydrogeology of South Florida (2). 

Workshop introducing hydrogeology of South Florida, and 
laboratory and field techniques used to study groundwater. 
Prerequisites: One of the following: BSC 1010, CHM 1045, 
PHY 2053, GLY 1010. 

GLY 3881 Environmental Geology Field Methods (3). 

Introduction to commonly used field methods in 
environmental geology including site evaluation, bore-hole 
geophysical and hydrogeological techniques, and 
topographic map skills. Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or GLY 
3039. 

GLY 3882 Environmental Geology Florida Keys 
Workshop (2). Workshop introducing environmental 
geology of the Florida Keys, Bay-lsland-Reef transect. 
Prerequisites: One of the following: BSC 1010, CHM 1045, 
PHY 2053, GLY 1010, or equivalent. (SS) 

GLY 3949/GLY 4949 Cooperative Education in 
Geology (1-3). One semester of full-time supervised work 
in an outside laboratory taking part in the University Co-op 
Program. Limited to students admitted to the Co-op 
Program. A written report and supervisor evaluations will 
be required for each student. (F,S,SS) 

GLY 4036 Earth Sciences and Society (3). Explores the 
new directions of Earth Science studies and examines 
how they can enhance society's ability to make wise 
decisions on resource development, waste disposal, 
natural hazards. Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or GLY 3039. 

GLY 4300 Petrology (3). Origin, composition and 
classification of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic 
rocks. Observational, theoretical, and experimental studies 
of rocks. Prerequisite: GLY 3202. (S) 

GLY 4300L Petrology Lab (1). Identification of rocks 
using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. 
Application of electron microprobe. Prerequisite: GLY 
3202. (S) 



GLY 4400 Structural Geology (3). GLY 4400L 
Structural Geology Lab (1). Faults, folds, fractures and 
other rock structures; their description and representation 
on maps and diagrams; mechanics of their formation. 
Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or equivalent; knowledge of 
trigonometry and algebra. (F) 

GLY 4450 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics 

(3). Introduction to geophysical methods used in 
exploration and environmental geophysics. Seismic 
methods; potential fields; electrical and EM methods; 
ground penetrating radar; geophysical well logging. 
Prerequisites: GLY 1010 or 3039; MAC 2312; PHY 2049 
or 2054; or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 
4450L.(S) 

GLY 4450L Environmental and Exploration 
Geophysics Laboratory (1). Acquisition and 
interpretation of exploration geophysical data. Seismic, 
gravity, magnetic, and geoelectrical methods; geophysical 
well logging. 4-5 field trips to sites in Dade County 
expected. Prerequisites: GLY 3760C or GLY 4400 or 
permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 4450. (S) 

GLY 4511 Stratigraphy (3). Stratigraphic principles 
applied to interpreting the rock record. Sediments, 
depositional environments and dynamics in the 
sedimentary record. Stratigraphic correlation and the, 
development of the Geologic Time Scale. Prerequisite: 
GLY 3202. (F) 

GLY 451 1L Stratigraphy Lab (1). Laboratory analysis of 
rock facies and index fossils used in the interpretation of 
the geologic record. Prerequisite: GLY 3202L. (F) 

GLY 4551 Sedimentology (3). GLY 4551 L 
Sedimentology Lab (1). Sedimentary processes in the 
geological cycles, as illustrated in recent environments.- 
Different groups of sedimentary rocks. Primary and 
secondary sedimentary structures. Physicochemical 
properties and diagenetic processes. Analytical 
techniques applied to modern sedi-mentology of both 
loose and lithified sediments. Prerequisites: Introduction to 
Earth Science or equivalent; Earth Materials and 
Stratigraphy and a sound background in mathematics and 
chemistry. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with 
course. (S) 

GLY 4650 Paleobiology (3). GLY 4650L Paleobiology 
Lab (1). Development of life as traced through the fossil 
record. Survey of the main groups of animals commonly 
found as fossils. Theories of evolution and extinction. 
Study of the major fossil groups used in biostratigraphic 
zonation, and as paleoecologic indicators. Prerequisites: 
Physical and historical geology, general biology, or 
permission of the instructor. Laboratory must be taken 
concurrently with course. 

GLY 4660 Paleoecology (3). Fossils, sedimentary rocks, 
taphonomy, and stable isotopes of oxygen and carbon are 
applied to interpreting local environmental changes and 
regional to global climate changes of the past. 

GLY 4730 Marine Geology (3). GLY 4730L Marine 
Geology Lab (1). Survey of the main physiographic 
provinces of the ocean floor. Modern theories concerning 
the evolution of the crust; continental drift, seafloor 
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sediments, and their relationship to the morphology and 
evolution of the crust. Deep-sea mineral resources. Marine 
geology of the Caribbean from recent data. Sea-bed 
assessment of mineral resources in the Caribbean and 
neighboring region. Prerequisites: OCE 3014, GLY 1010, 
or permission of the instructor. Laboratory must be taken 
concurrently with course. 

GLY 4791 Field Geology and Geologic Mapping (3-6). 
A three-to six-week field instruction and practice in 
methods of constructing stratigraphic sections, structural 
cross sections and geologic mapping using topographic 
base maps, aerial photos, and surveying equipment. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4511 and GLY 451 1L, GLY 4400 and 
GLY 4400L. (SS) 

GLY 4812 Introduction to Ore Deposits (3). Major 
classes of metal deposits, their geologic settings and 
genetic theories, and case studies of great deposits. 
Environmental, economic and legal aspects of metal 
extraction, processing and use. Prerequisites: GLY 1010, 
GLY 1010L or GLY 3039, GLY 3039L. (S) 

GLY 4822 Introduction to Hydrogeology (3). Principles 
of groundwater flow, determination of aquifer properties, 
geologic factors influencing groundwater flow and quality, 
legal/regulatory framework for hydrogeology. 
Prerequisites: One college-level course in physics, 
chemistry, geology, and calculus, or permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

GLY 4822L Introduction to Hydrogeology Lab (1). 

Principles of groundwater flow, determination of aquifer 
properties, geologic factors influencing ground water flow 
and quality. Prerequisites: CHM 1045, GLY 1010, PHY 
2053, MAC 231 1 , or equivalent. Corequisite: GLY 4822. 

GLY 4823 Florida Geologic and Hydrologic Systems 
(3). Survey of geological formations of Florida and their 
relationship to hydrologic and mineral resources. 
Sedimentary facies in relation to their hydrologic 
properties. Prerequisites: GLY 4822 and GLY 4511 or 
permission of the instructor. 

GLY 4910, GLY 4911 Undergraduate Research in 
Geology (VAR). Individual research under the supervision 
of a professor in the student's field of specialization or 
interest. Subject may deal with laboratory work, field, 
and/or bibliographical work. Field research in the 
Caribbean is encouraged. Variable credit to a maximum of 
10 credits. Permission of the student's advisor is required. 
(F.S.SS) 

GLY 4937 Senior Seminar in Geological Sciences (1). 
Geosciences topics are researched, presented and 
discussed by students. Students develop knowledge of 
current research trends and written and verbal science 
communication skills. Prerequisites: Senior standing in BS 
in Geosciences, Geological Sciences Track, or BA in 
Earth Sciences program. 

GLY 4970 Geology Honors Thesis (3). Preparation of 
honors thesis and research seminar. Prerequisite: GLY 
4989L. 

GLY 4989L Geology Honors Research (1-3). Laboratory 
and/or field study in consultation with a faculty advisor. 
Prerequisite: Admission into Geology honors track. 



GLY 5021 Earth Sciences for Teachers (3). Study of 
geological materials and processes, as covered in 
Introduction to Earth Science, but at a higher level and 
with additional assignments. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5021 L. (F.S.SS) 

GLY 5021 L Earth Sciences for Teachers Laboratory 
(1). Study of the properties of minerals and rocks; 
interpretation of topographic and geologic maps; study of 
the geology of Florida, including field trips. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5021. 
(F.S.SS) 

GLY 5060 Plant Earth: Dynamic Earth (1). Essentials of 
metamorphism, rock rheology, seismology, plate tectonics, 
plate boundaries, plate movement, continental rifting and 
evolution of mountain belts. 

GLY 5107 Planet Earth: Evolving Earth (1). Essentials 
of lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, geologic time scale, 
modern sedimentological processes, sedimentary rocks, 
evolution and extinction events, paleoenvironments and 
paleoclimates. 

GLY 5108 Paleoenvironments (3). Sedimentary 
environments, paleoecology of fossils, skeletal 
mineralogy, marine paleoenvironmental changes, global 
patterns of change through time. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

GLY 5158 Florida Geology (3). Detailed lithostratigraphic 
and biostratigraphic analyses of Southeast Florida and 
their relationship to tectonics, paleoclimates. 
Prerequisites: GLY 4511 and GLY 451 1L. (S in alternate 
years) 

GLY 5159 Planet Earth: South Florida (1). Geology, 
water resources and geologic environments of South 
Florida. 

GLY 5195 Topics in Paleoclimatology (3). Broad 
concepts in paleoclimatology are reviewed and discussed. 
Topics include climate models, Quaternary climates, 
dating and pre-Quatemary climates. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5245 Water-Rock Interaction (3). Survey of 
geochemical processes at the water-rock interface. Topics 
include absorption of inorganic and organic ions, colloid 
stability in groundwater, mineral dissolution and 
precipitation. Prerequisites: CHM 1046, MAC 3312, GLY 
4822 or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5246 Geochemistry (3). GLY 5246L Geochemistry 
Lab (1). Origin of chemical elements and principles 
affecting their distribution in the solar system, solid earth 
and hydrosphere. Use of chemical data to solve geologic 
problems. Prerequisites: Introduction to Earth Science and 
General Chemistry. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 5266 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3). 

Application and theory of stable isotope approaches to 
biogeochemistry. Topics: Introduction to IRMS machines, 
C/N/O/H/S (biogeochem. processes), sampling/lab. prep., 
and recent advances. Prerequisites: One year of 
chemistry or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5283C Application of ICPES in Geochemistry (3). 

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natural water using inductively coupled plasma emission 
spectroscopy (ICPES). Instrumental principles, sample 
selection and preparation methods and application of 
results to research. Prerequisites: CHM 1045, CHM 1046 
or permission of the instructor. (S or SS) 

GLY 5286 Research Instrumentation and Techniques 
in Geology (3). Survey of techniques and instrumentation 
used in geological research, including computing and data 
handling. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission 
of the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5286L (F) 

GLY 5286L Research Instrumentation and Techniques 
in Geology Lab (1). Introduction to advanced 
instrumentation and analytical techniques in Geology, 
including computing and data processing. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 5286. (F) 

GLY 5287C Scanning Electron Microscopy with EDS 
Analysis (3). Imaging and microanalysis of materials 
using SEM including EDS. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5288C Electron Microprobe Microanalysis with 
EDS Analysis (3). Imaging and analysis or geological and 
other materials using electron microprobe with EDS 
analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5298 Topics in Geochemistry (3). Seminar 
covering current research in selected areas of low- 
temperature geochemistry: oceans and oceanic 
sediments; continental waters and sediments; 
hydrothermal systems. Prerequisites: GLY 5246 or 
permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5322 Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry (3). 

Presentation and discussion of current topics in igneous 
petrology and geochemistry in a seminar format. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (S) (F) 

GLY 5329 Planet Earth: Solid Earth (1). Essentials of the 
formation and evolution of the crust mantle and core of the 
earth. Composition and physical properties. Generation of 
magmas, their geochemistry. 

GLY 5335 Metamorphic Geology (3). Metamorphic 
mineralogy; characteristics of low, medium and high 
pressure metamorphic rocks; pressure-temperature 
determinations; metamorphic textures; modeling and 
determination of P-T-t paths. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 5335L Metamorphic Geology Lab (1). Petrographic 
examination of metamorphic rocks. (F) 

GLY 5346 Sedimentary Petrology (3). Systematic study 
of sedimentary rocks. Special emphasis on genetical 
aspects, geochemistry, paleontology, mineralogy, and 
microfacies. Emphasizes microscopic study. Prerequisite: 
GLY 4551. Corequisite: GLY 5346L. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 5346L Sedimentary Petrology Lab (1). Laboratory 
studies of sediments and sedimentary rocks with 
emphasis on microscopic analyses and geochemical 
techniques. Prerequisites: GLY 4551 and GLY 4551 L. 
Corequisite: GLY 5346. (F in alternate years) 

GLY 5408 Advanced Structural Geology (3). Advanced 
treatment of the theory of rock mechanics to solve 
problems of natural rock deformation. Prerequisites: GLY 



4400, MAC 2313, or permission of the instructor. 
Corequisite: GLY 5408L. (S) 

GLY 5408L Advanced Structural Geology Lab (1). 

Problem solving in theory of rock deformation. 
Experimental procedures in rock mechanics. Corequisite: 
GLY 5408. (S) 

GLY 5415 Caribbean Geology and Tectonics (3). 

Integration of geologic and geophysical data to understand 
the evolution and present tectonic configuration of the 
Caribbean area. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5425 Tectonics (3). Properties of the lithosphere; 
plate kinematics and continental drift; characteristics of 
plate boundaries; mountain belts; formation of 
sedimentary basins. Prerequisites: GLY 1010, 1100, 4400, 
4300, 3202 or permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 5457 Geophysical Data Analysis (3). Computer 
analysis and modeling of geophysical data and digital 
images. Statistical description of data, linear inverse 
theory, digital signal and image processing. Computer 
exercises with MATLAB. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, MAP 
2302, MAS 3105, PHY 2048, PHY 2049 or permission of 
the instructor. Corequisite: GLY 5457L. (S) 

GLY 5457L Analysis of Geophysical Data Lab (1). Field 
and laboratory applications of geophysical techniques. 
Computer aided analysis and three-dimensional modeling 
of gravity and magnetic data. Prerequisites: GLY 4450, 
PHY 2048, PHY 2049, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAP 2302. 
Corequisite: GLY 5457. (S) 

GLY 5495 Seminar in Geophysics (2). Detailed 
investigation of current geophysical techniques, including 
topics on instrument design. Prerequisites: GLY 5457 or 
permission of the instructor. (F/S) 

GLY 5497 Topics in Structural Geology and Tectonics 

(3). Selected advanced topics in structural geology and 
rock deformation. Latest advances in crustal tectonics. 
Prerequisite: GLY 5408. (F/S) 

GLY 5599 Seminar in Stratigraphy (3). Discussion of 
research projects and/or current literature in stratigraphic 
correlation as derived from sedimentologic principles and 
biozonation. Prerequisite: GLY 5346. (F) 

GLY 5608 Advanced Paleontology I (3). Discussion of 
current literature and research projects on evolution, 
systematics functional morphology, with reports by 
members of the seminar. Prerequisites: GLY 4650 or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 5621 Caribbean Stratigraphic Micropaleontology 
(3). Microscopic study of biostratigraphic type sections 
from the Caribbean area. Emphasis on planktonic 
foraminifera and radiolaria, paleoecologic and 
paleoclimatic interpretations. Prerequisites: GLY 4650 or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 5628 Radiogenic Isotope Methods (3). Theory and 
practice of radiogenic isotope ratio measuring techniques. 
Use of class-100 clean room facilities, and introduction to 
thermal ionization mass spectrometry. Prerequisite: 
General Chemistry. 

GLY 5655 Topics in Paleobiology (1-3). Various 
concepts in paleobiology are reviewed and discussed, 



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based on readings of the literature, including journal 
articles and books. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5710 Watershed Hydrology (3). Hydrologic 
processes on watershed, water budgets, effects on water 
quality, field investigative methods using tracers and 
hydrometric measurements, hydrologic and hydrochemical 
models. 

GLY 5754 Applied Remote Sensing in the Earth 
Sciences (3). Application of remote sensing and image 
analysis in the earth sciences; qualitative and quantitative 
satellite image and air photo interpretation. Emphasis is on 
use of computer processing packages. Prerequisites: GLY 
1010 or permission of the instructor. 

GLY 5758 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth 

Scientists (3). Application of GIS technology to spatial 
problems in the Earth Sciences. Topics include: spatial 
statistics, sampling theory, surface estimation, map 
algebra, and suitability modeling. 

GLY 5785 Caribbean Shallow-Marine Environments 
(3). Field study of multiple tropical environments in the 
Caribbean area. Dynamic processes and coastal evolution 
in response to natural and human-induced changes. 

GLY 5786 Advanced Field Excursion (1-6). A study of 
the geology of a selected region of the world followed by 
10-12 day field trip in order to study the field relationships 
of the geologic features. Special emphasis is given to 
stratigraphic, structural and tectonic relationships of lithic 
package. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (SS) 

GLY 5808 Mining Geology (3). Application of theoretical 
models of ore formation to exploration and the use of 
geochemical and geophysical techniques in the search for 
ore deposits. Prerequisites: GLY 4300 and CHM 1046. 
(F/S) 

GLY 5816 Economic Geology (3). Economically 
important metal deposits of sedimentary, igneous and 
hydrothermal origins and their geologic settings and 
characteristics. Prerequisites: GLY 1010, GLY 4300, CHM 
1045. CHM 1046. (F) 

GLY 5826 Hydrogeologic Modeling (3). Techniques 
used in modeling groundwater flow and solute transport in 
geologic systems. Case studies of significant aquifers. 
Prerequisites: GLY 5827, MAP 2302, or permission of the 
instructor. (S,SS) 

GLY 5827 Hydrogeology (3). Physics of flow in 
geological media. Saturated and unsaturated flow, 
groundwater and the hydrologic cycle, estimating hydraulic 
parameters of aquifers, introduction to chemical transport. 
Prerequisites: GLY 1010, MAC 2312, and PHY 2053, or 
permission of the instructor. (F) 

GLY 5827L Hydrogeology Lab (1). Laboratory, field, and 
computer exercises to complement GLY 5827. (F) 

GLY 5828 Chemical Hydrogeology and Solute 
Transport (3). Quantitative analysis of hydrologic, 
geologic, and chemical factors controlling water quality 
and the transport and fate of organic and inorganic solutes 
in the subsurface. Prerequisite: GLY 5827. (S) 



GLY 5834 Field Hydrogeology (3). Field methods in 
hydrogeology. Drilling, logging, wells, data loggers, 
hydraulic conductivity/transmissivity measurements, 
purging, field chemistry parameter measurements, 
sampling methods. Prerequisites: GLY 4822 or permission 
of the instructor. 

GLY 5835 Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann Methods 
(3). The course will provide an introduction to Lattice 
Boltzmann methods for fluid dynamics simulation. 
Emphasis on multiphase fluids. Prerequisites: 
Programming Skills, graduate standing, permission of the 
instructor. 

GLY 5889 Geology for Environmental Scientists and 
Engineers (3). Characterization of rocks and rock 
masses; geological maps; seismic hazards; weathering of 
rocks; hydrologic cycle; slope stability; coastal processes; 
geophysical techniques. Course includes field trips in the 
South Florida region. Prerequisites: CHM 1045, GLY 
1010, or permission of the instructor. (S) 

GLY 5931 Graduate Seminar (1). Presentation or critical 
examination of current research problems in geology. A 
selection of topics is considered each term. Topics may 
also include individual research in the student's field of 
investigation. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

MET 3003 General Meteorology (3). A quantitative 
introduction to the Earth's atmosphere. Topics include 
tropical and mid-latitude weather, clouds and convection, 
solar and infrared radiation, general circulation and 
climate, and an overview of meteorological dynamics. 
Prerequisites: PHY 2048 or PHY 2053 or permission of 
the instructor. 

MET 3014 Meteorological Dynamics I (3). A first course 
in the motions of the Earth's atmosphere. Topics include 
meteorological coordinates, atmospheric equations of 
motion, circulation and vorticity, balanced flows, boundary- 
layers and friction, and atmospheric waves. Prerequisites: 
MAC 2312, PHY 2048. 

MET 3015 Meteorological Dynamics II (3). Second 
course in the motions of the Earth's atmosphere. Topics 
include two-dimensional Rossby waves, baroclinc 
instability, tropical dynamics, and general circulation. 
Prerequisites: MAC 2313, PHY 2048, or permission of the 
instructor. 

MET 3102 Physical Climatology (3). Climate and its 
global distribution, the climate controls and processes, the 
influences of climate on the environment. 

MET 3502 Synoptic Meteorology (3). Atmospheric fluid 
dynamics applied to mid-latitude weather systems. Four 
dimensional analysis of weather systems and forecasts. 
Prerequisite: MET 3003, 

MET 3502L Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory (1). 

Development of diagnostic techniques for understanding 
of weather systems, using modern technological tools 
(e.g., we-based data, Doppler radar, satellite and real-time 
mesoscale models) to do weather forecasting. 
Prerequisite: MET 3003. 

MET 4300 Severe Weather (3). Local wind systems, 
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systems, hurricanes, and their interactions with synoptic 
scale systems. Prerequisites: MET 3003. 

MET 4301 Dynamic Meteorology I (3). Air motion in 
rotating coordinates, pressure forces, hydrostatic balance, 
energy balance, and momentum and mass conservation, 
circulation and vorticity. Prerequisites: PHY 2048, PHY 
2049. 

MET 4302 Dynamic Meteorology II (3). Physical 
mechanisms that control synoptic-scale air motion in mid- 
latitude, Rossby waves, mesoscale circulations, and 
general circulations. Prerequisites: PHY 2048, PHY 2049, 
MET 4301. 

MET 4400 Meteorological Instrumentation and 
Observations (3). Calibration and operation of basic 
meteorological sensors used to measure temperature, 
atmospheric flow, pressure, and moisture, including 
satellite and radar. Prerequisites: PHY 2048, MET 3003. 

MET 4420 Physical Meteorology (3). Solar and infrared 
radiation, first and second thermodynamic law, entropy, 
phase change, physics of moist air and aerosols, 
condensation, clouds and precipitation formation 
processes. Prerequisites: PHY 2048, PHY 2049, MET 
3003. 

MET 4532 Hurricanes (3). Hurricane formation, motion, 
and impacts for undergraduates and beginning graduate 
students in engineering, physical sciences and social 
sciences. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

MET 4750 Calculations for the Atmospheric Sciences 
(3). Calculations in Meteorology with emphasis on use of 
MatLab in dynamics, data analysis, and graphics. 
Prerequisites: MET 3003 and one other 3000 or 4000- 
level MET course. 

MET 4910 Undergraduate Research in Meteorology (1- 
10). Individual research under the supervision of a 
professor in the student's field of interest. May involve 
observational, modeling, or bibliographic investigations. 
Variable credit up to 10 credits. Prerequisites: MET 3003, 
one other 3000 or 4000-level MET course, and permission 
of the instructor. 

MET 4937 Senior Seminar in Atmospheric Science (1). 

Geoscience topics are researched, presented and 
discussed by students. Students develop knowledge of 
current research trends and written and verbal science 
communication skills. Prerequisites: Senior standing in BS 
in Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Track. 

MET 4941 Internship in Meteorology (1-3). Practical 
meteorological work experience at a local media outlet, 
forecast office, or laboratory and supervised by a 
professor in the student's field of interest. May be repeated 
for credit. Prerequisites: MET 3003, one other 3000 or 
4000-level MET course, and permission of the instructor. 

MET 5305 Boundary Layer Meteorology (3). General 
survey of boundary meteorology. Topics include 
atmospheric boundary layer, (ABL), role in exchange and 
circulation, use in interpreting wind, temperature, and 
moisture distribution, hurricane boundary layer wind, and 
turbulent structures. Prerequisites: PHY 2048 and PHY 
2049. 



MET 5311 Dynamic Meteorology I (3). To study 
atmospheric phenomena on a rotating planet. It intends to 
lead towards an understanding of the theories of the 
atmospheric motion by applying concepts of Math., 
thermodynamics, and dynamics. Prerequisites: PHY 2048, 
PHY 2049. 

MET 5530 Hurricane Meteorology and Impacts (3). 

Hurricane formation, motion, and impacts on the graduate 
level. Adds critical reading of the scientific and disaster 
literatures and quantitative problem sets to the 
undergraduate experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. 

OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography (3). The 

oceans, their nature and extent. Water of the oceans, 
chemical balance. Marine provinces, sediments and their 
relation to sea life and oceanic circulation, coastal 
provinces, sediments and their relation to sea life and 
oceanic circulation, coastal and deep-ocean circulation. 
Waves, tides, tsunamis. One field trip expected. (F,S,SS) 

OCE 3014 Oceanography (3). The ocean origin, physical 
properties, salinity, temperature, sound. Radiative 
properties, heat budget and climatic control. Tides, wind- 
driven motion-monsoon circulation. El Nino phenomenon. 
Subsurface water masses. Oceanic circulation and 
paleoclimates. (F,S,SS) 

OCE 3014L Oceanography Lab (1). Laboratory 
investigation of the chemical and physical properties of 
seawater, ocean water motion and its effects. Corequisite: 
OCE 3014. 

OCP 3002 Physical Oceanography (3). An in depth 
understanding of the physical properties of the ocean 
including morphology, chemistry, waves, tides, currents 
and its interactions with the atmosphere and coastline. 
Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and PHY 2048 or PHY 2053. 

SWS 4303 Soil Microbiology (3). Examines biology of 
soil microorganisms and biologically-medicated chemical 
transformations occurring in soil ecosystems. Standard 
soil microbiology techniques will be emphasized. 
Prerequisites: MCB 3020 or instructor's permission. 

SWS 5305 Advanced Soil Resources Analysis (3). A 

review of soil science concepts: analysis of physical and 
chemical properties of soils and nutrient cycling, 
emphasizing the soils of South Florida. Prerequisites: BSC 
1010, BSC 1011, CHM 2210, CHM 2211; or permission of 
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Economics 

Peter Thompson, Professor and Chairperson 

Nejat M. Anbarci, Professor 

Mahadev Bhat, Associate Professor (joint appointment 

with Earth and Environment) 
Prasad V. Bidarkota, Associate Professor 
John H. Boyd III, Associate Professor 
Jesse Bull, Associate Professor 
Joel Carton, Lecturer 
Richard A. Chisik, Associate Professor 
Irma de Alonso, Professor Emeritus 
Alan Gummerson, Lecturer 

Antonio Jorge, Professor Emeritus, Political Economy 
Cem Karayalcin, Professor 
Panagis Liossatos, Professor 
Pallab Mozumder, Associate Professor (joint appointment 

with Environmental Studies) 
Mihaela Pintea, Assistant Professor 
Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Professor and Director, Center 

for Economic Research and Education 
Mira Wilkins. Professor 
Maria Willumsen, Associate Professor 

The major in economics provides the student with an 
understanding of economic problems and institutions, and 
with analytical tools to apply this knowledge to 
contemporary problems. The program is designed for the 
student desiring a career in business, government, 
international agencies, or multinational corporations; and 
for those planning graduate study in economics, business, 
law, public administration, urban studies, or international 
relations. 

Bachelor of Arts 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower Division Preparation 

Required Courses 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

ECO 201 3 ECOX01 3 or ECOXXXX 

ECO 2023 ECOX023 or ECOXXXX 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org . See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 

ECO 201 3 Principles of Macroeconomics 

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 

Courses required for the degree: 
MAC 2311 Calculus I 

or 

Calculus for Business 
STA 2 Introduction to Statistics I 



STA 2023 



or 

Statistics for Business and Economics 



To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Upper Division Program: (60) 

Required Courses for the Major: (18) 



ECO 3101 


Intermediate Microeconomics 


3 


ECO 3203 


Intermediate Macroeconomics 


3 


ECO 3410 


Measurement and Analysis of Econ 






Activity 


3 


ECO 4421 


Introduction to Econometrics 


3 


ECO 4932 


Topics in Theory 1 


3 


ECO 4903 


Undergraduate Seminar 


3 



ECO 3410 and ECO 4421 each satisfy the FIU 
requirement in Computer Competency. ECO 4903 
satisfies the requirement in Oral Competency. 

Elective Courses for the Major: (15) 

Five additional upper-division economics courses, of 
which at least two must be from the following list of 
courses which require an intermediate theory course as a 
prerequisite: ECO 4224, ECO 4401, ECO 4504, ECO 
4703, ECO 4713, ECP 4031, ECP 3203, ECP 4204, ECP 
4314, ECP 4403, ECO 4100, ECO 4237, ECS 401 1 , ECS 
4014. 

Electives: (27) 

1 This requirement can also be met by taking ECO 4933. 
2 The following courses cannot be used as Elective 
Courses for the Major: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, ECO 3041, 
ECO 3202, ECO 3949, ECO 4906, ECO 4949. 

Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of 
Arts (BA/MA) in Economics 

The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (BA/MA) degree in 
Economics program is designed for outstanding 
undergraduate students. It provides a strong base of 
knowledge and skills economics, and at the same time 
accelerates completion of the Master of Arts degree. 
Students may take advantage of the overlap of courses in 
the BA and MA programs to receive their MA degrees in a 
shorter period than it would otherwise be possible. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
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by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

The BA program in economics requires that students 
take 9 upper division elective courses. Students in the 
BA/MA program would take elective courses that would 
satisfy both the BA and MA requirement. 

To apply their GPA needs to be significantly above 
average (3.25). Students would also be required to 
maintain a high GPA (3.0) to remain in the program. The 
grade requirements for an MA in economics would apply 
to courses that are counted toward the MA degree. 

Admission Requirements 

• Current enrollment in the Bachelor's degree program 
in economics at FIU. 

• Completed Calculus I (MAC 2311) and Calculus II 
(MAC 2312) or equivalents. 

• Current GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

• Three letters of recommendation. 

• Approval of the Graduate Committee. 

• 11 00 or higher on GRE. 

General Requirements 

Meet the requirements of both the BA and the MA degree 
in economics. 

Overlap: Up to 4 courses (12 credits) may be used in 
satisfying both the Bachelor's and Master's degree 
requirements in economics. 

Minor in Economics: (18) 

Required Courses for the Minor (12) 

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 

ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 

Elective Courses for the Minor: (6) 

Two Additional economics courses 1 



Track in International Economics 



be used as Elective 
ECO 3202, ECO 3949, 



The following courses cannot 
Courses for the Minor: ECO 3041, 
ECO 4906, ECO 4949. 

Tracks in the Major 

Economic majors have the option of choosing their 
electives in economics in such a way as to satisfy the 
requirements for one or more specialized Tracks in the 
major. If the requirements for a Track are satisfied, the 
student's transcript will show a major in economics with 
specialization in the Track. 
Each Track consists of: 

1 . A core set of economics courses from which the 
student must successfully complete at least two; 

2. A secondary set of economics courses from 
which the student must successfully complete at 
least one. 

One or more Tracks may not be offered in a given year. 
Majors in economics may choose among the following 
Tracks: 



Core Courses: 

ECO 4703 
ECO 4713 



International Trade Theory & Policy 
International Macroeconomics 



Secondary Courses: 

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems 

ECO 4701 World Economy 

or 
ECO 5709 World Economy 

Track in the Economics of Public Policy 



Core Courses: 






ECO 4504 


Public Finance 


3 


ECP 4204 


Theory of Labor Economics 


3 


Secondary Courses: 




ECP 3203 


Introduction to Labor Economics 


3 


ECO 3223 


Money & Banking 


3 


ECP 3302 


Introduction to Environmental 






Economics 


3 


ECP 3410 


Introduction to Public Economics 


3 


ECP 4314 


Natural Resource Economics 


3 


ECP 3451 


Law & Economics 


3 



Track in the Economics of Business and 
Industry 

Core Courses: 

ECP 4403 
ECO 4100 
ECO 4237 
ECO 4400 



Industrial Organization 

Managerial Economics 

Money Interest & Capital 

Economics of Strategy and Information 



Secondary Courses: 

ECO 3223 Money and Banking 

ECO 4224 Issues in Money Banking 

ECP 3203 Introduction to Labor Economics 

Track in Economic Development 

Core Courses: 

ECS 4011 
ECS 4014 



Development Economics I 
Development Economics II 



Secondary 

ECO 4703 
ECO 4713 
ECP 4031 
ECS 3013 
ECS 3401 
ECS 3402 
ECS 3403 
ECS 3404 
ECS 3430 

ECS 3431 
ECS 3432 
ECS 3200 



Courses: 

International Trade Theory & Policy 
International Macroeconomics 
Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Introduction to Economic Development 
The Brazilian Economy 



The Political Economy of South America 3 

Economics of Latin America 3 

Economic Integration/Latin America 3 
The Economic Development of 

Cuba/Past & Present 3 

Economics of the Caribbean Basin 3 

Economic Integration/Caribbean 3 

Economics of Asia 3 



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Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ECO-Economics; ECP-Economic Problems and Policy; 
ECS-Economic Systems and Development. 
F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

ECO 1000 Introduction to Economics (3). A one- 
semester Introduction to economics. Includes 
microeconomics: the economics of individual units in the 
economy, like households and firms; and 
macroeconomics: the economics of aggregate problems 
like inflation, unemployment, and growth. Does not 
substitute for either ECO 2013 or ECO 2023. 

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3). 

Introduction to economic analysis of the overall economy: 
national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, 
monetary and fiscal policies, budget deficits and debt, 
long-run growth. (F.S.SS) 

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3). 

Introduction to economic analysis of individual units — 
households and firms. Operation of markets; supply and 
demand analysis. (F.S.SS) 

ECO 3041 Consumer Economics (3). Consumer 
behavior; advertising and other influences affecting 
demand. Patterns of consumer expenditure; effects of 
public policy on family incomes and consumption patterns. 
The consumer protection movement. Does not count as 
economics elective toward economics major. (F.S.SS) 

ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (3). Analysis of 
markets, theory of firm, demand and production theories, 
general equilibrium, and welfare economics. Prerequisite: 
ECO 2023. (F,S) 

ECO 3202 Applied Macroeconomics (3). Aggregate 
economic performance and business conditions analysis, 
nature and causes of economic expansions and 
recessions, inflation, balance of trade, balance of 
payments, and exchange rate problems, fiscal and 
monetary policies, short-run instability and long-run 
growth. Cannot be taken for credit concurrently with, or 
after taking ECO 3203. Prerequisite: ECO 2013. (F,S,SS) 

ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3). Analysis 
of the aggregate economy in the long-run (full 
employment, economic growth, productivity) and the short- 
run (unemployment, business cycles); economic policy for 
short-run stability and long-run growth (monetary and 
fiscal policies, budget deficit, inflation, and debt); balance 
of payments and exchange rate. Prerequisite: ECO 2013. 
(F.S) 

ECO 3223 Money and Banking (3). Elements of 
monetary theory; relationships between money, prices, 
production, and employment; factors determining money 
supply; history and principles of banking, with special 
references to the United States. Prerequisite: ECO 2013. 
[F) 

ECO 3303 Development of Economic Thought (3). 
Evolution of economic theory and doctrine. Contributions 
to economic thought from ancient times to J. M. Keynes. 
Emphasis on institutional forces shaping the continuum of 
'S) 



ECO 3304 Economic Forces and the Development of 
Western Ideas (3). Analyzes the emergence and 
evolution of western views and doctrines in light of the 
interaction of market forces, technology, and key events. 

ECO 3410 Measurement and Analysis of Economic 
Activity (3). Covers statistical methods as applied in 
economics. Topics include estimation and hypothesis 
testing, analysis of variance, and single and multiple 
regression models. Prerequisites: STA 2023 or equivalent. 
Satisfies requirement in computer literacy. (F,S) 

ECO 3933 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
students a particular topic or a limited number of topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. 

ECO 3949 Cooperative Education in Economics (1-3). 

A student majoring in Economics may spend one or two 
semesters fully employed in industry or government in a 
capacity relating to the major. Does not count as 
economics elective toward economics major. 

ECO 4100 Managerial Economics (3). Economic 
analysis of problems managers of firms face, such as 
choosing production levels, deciding how much labor to 
hire, budgeting capital, and dealing with uncertainty. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3101, Calculus, and Statistics. 

ECO 4237 Money, Interest, and Capital (3). Economic 
analysis of the asset markets and the effect of monetary 
policy; interest rates and intertemporal choice; asset 
pricing; efficient market hypothesis and economic behavior 
models in asset markets. Prerequisites: ECO 3101 and 
ECO 3203 or permission of the instructor. 

ECO 4224 Issues in Money and Banking (3). Current 
controversies in the conduct of monetary policy; 
innovations in financial markets and instruments, and their 
impact on the targets and long-run goals of central banks. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3203 or ECO 3202. 

ECO 4321 Radical Political Economy (3). The 

relationship between Marxist and orthodox economists. 
Attention given to the New Left and other current criticisms 
of capitalist economies. Multinational corporate policy, 
concentration of economic power, income distribution, and 
Third World development. 

ECO 4400 Economics of Strategy and Information (3). 

Combines neoclassical economics with game theory and 
the economics of information to better understand markets 
in the real world. Prerequisites: Calculus and Intermediate 
Microeconomics or permission of instructor. 

ECO 4401 Introduction to Mathematical Economics 
(3). Mathematical formulation of economic theory. 
Mathematical treatment of maximizing and optimizing 
behavior; applications to consumer and business firm 
theory, value, economic strategies, growth and stability. 
Emphasis on understanding of analytical techniques. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3101 or ECO 3203 (preferably both), 
and Calculus. (F,S) 

ECO 4421 Introduction to Econometrics (3). Application 
of statistics and economic theory to formulating, 
estimating, and drawing inferences about relationships 
among economic variables. Coverage includes linear 
regression model, heteroscedasticity, serial correlation, 
multicollinearity, ;ind simultaneous equations. 



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Prerequisites: ECO 3101, ECO 3203, and ECO 3410, or 
permission of the instructor. Satisfies requirement in 
computer literacy. (F,S) 

ECO 4504 Introduction to Public Finance (3). Describes 
the way resources are allocated in a market economy and 
cases where markets fail. Analyzes government 
expenditure policy, principles of taxation, and the various 
taxes in use today. Prerequisite: ECO 3101. (S) 

ECO 4622 Economic History of the United States (3). 

The growth of the American economy from colonial times 
to the present. Special emphasis on market forces, 
institutional arrangements, and policies contributing to this 
expansion. (F) 

ECO 4623 American Business History (3). The growth 
of American business from 1880 to present; integration, 
diversification, and foreign expansion. Business strategies 
and managerial structures. 

ECO 4701 World Economy (3). A broad overview of the 
international economy in historical perspective. Topics: 
economic demography, trade flows, capital movements, 
diffusion of technology, the emergence of transnational 
institutions. The student obtains a conception of how 
economic interdependence has developed. 

ECO 4703 International Trade Theory and Policy (3). 

Causes and consequences of international trade; effects 
of tariffs and quotas; strategic trade and industrial policies; 
political economy of protectionism; international economic 
integration; factor movements; and multinational firms. 
Prerequisite: ECO 3101. (F) 

ECO 4713 International Macroeconomics (3). Analysis 
of output, inflation, business cycles and economic policy in 
open economy settings; exchange rate regimes (fixed 
versus flexible exchange rate); fiscal, monetary, and 
exchange rate policies. Prerequisite: ECO 3203. (S) 

ECO 4733 Multinational Corporation (3). Growth and 
development of multinational enterprise. Theories of direct 
foreign investment. Impact on the United States and other 
developed and less developed nations. Policy implications 
relating to employment, economic growth, balance of 
payments, taxation, and national defense. National 
sovereignty and the multinational corporation. 

ECO 4903 Undergraduate Seminar (3). Small class in 
which students will discuss readings, write research paper, 
and defend research and ideas orally. Satisfies SACS 
requirement in oral competency. Prerequisites: ECO 3101 
and ECO 3203. 

ECO 4906 Undergraduate Tutorial (1-6). Supervised 
readings, individual tutorial, and preparation of reports. 
Requires consent of faculty supervisor and Department 
Chairperson. Does not count as economics elective 
toward economics major. 

ECO 4932, 4933 Topics in Theory (3,3). Study of a 
particular topic or a selected number of topics in 
economics theory not otherwise offered in the curriculum. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3101, ECO 3203, and MAC 2311 or 
permission of the instructor. (F,S) 

ECO 4934 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
students a particular topic or a limited number of topics not 
otherwise offered in the curriculum. May be repeated for 



credit with permission of Department. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. 

ECO 4949 Cooperative Education in Economics (1-3). 

A student majoring in economics may spend one or two 
semesters fully employed in industry or government in a 
capacity relating to the major. Does not count as 
economics elective toward economics major. 

ECO 5206 Economics of Asia (3). Overview of the 
opportunities and challenges presented by the Asian- 
Pacific economies. 

ECO 5709 The World Economy (3). Designed to give an 
overview of the crucial issues in the world economy. The 
course covers trade, capital, labor, and technology flows; 
transnational economic organizations; current economic 
crisis; global economic interdependence; and the nature 
and characteristics of international economic order. 
Required for MIB Program. (S) 

ECO 5735 Multinational Corporations (3). Economic 
theory and multinational corporations. Economic effects. 
Consequences of nationalization. Spread of the 
multinational form. State-owned multinational 
corporations. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for 
undergraduates. (S) 

ECO 5906 Advanced Individual Study (1-6). Supervised 
readings, individual tutorial, and preparation of report. 
Requires consent of faculty supervisor and Department 
Chairperson. Open to seniors and graduate students. 

ECO 5945 Internship (3). Directed individual study which 
assists the student in using economic analysis in his 
employment. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair. 

ECP 3123 Economics of Poverty (3). Poverty in the 
United States: its measurement and history. Theory of 
personal income distribution. Present and proposed 
policies to alleviate poverty. 

ECP 3143 Economics of Racism (3). Analysis and 
examination of the economic costs of racism to the 
individual and society. A perspective from mercantilism to 
the post industrial contemporary world; international racial 
aspects of development, income distribution and wealth. 

ECP 3203 Introduction to Labor Economics (3). Basic 
introduction to supply and demand for labor. Discusses 
labor markets in both historical and institutional context 
emphasizing why certain patterns have occurred and 
contemporary institutions developed. Prerequisite: ECO 
2023. 

ECP 3254 Women, Men and Work in the USA (3). 

Analyzes the performance of women in comparison to 
men in the US labor market. 

ECP 3302 Introduction to Environmental Economics 
(3). Economic principles applied to environmental 
problems. Relationship of market and non-market forces 
to environmental quality. Development of tools for policy 
analysis. Prerequisites: ECO 2023, or permission of the 
instructor. (F,S,SS) 

ECP 3410 Introduction to Public Economics (3). An 

introduction to the applied economics of the public sector 
and the microeconomics of public policy making and 
administration. 



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ECP 3451 Law and Economics (3). The relationship of 
economic principles to law and the use of economic 
analysis to the study of legal problems. Topics include: 
property rights and contracts, and economic analysis of 
legal decision making. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and ECO 
2023 or equivalents. 

ECP 3533 Health Systems Economics (3). Identification 
of health systems issues and basic instruments of health 
systems analysis including the market mechanism, 
insurance and cost-benefit analysis. 

ECP 3613 Introduction to Urban Economics (3). Study 
of urban areas, their characteristics and economic 
functions. Topics include location decisions of firms and 
households, economies of agglomeration, transportation, 
land use. zoning, urban growth and development policies, 
urban dimensions of economic and social problems, and 
the public sector in urban areas. (F) 

ECP 4004 Seminar on Current Economic Topics (3). 

Faculty and student discussion of contemporary economic 
and social issues. 

ECP 4031 Cost-Benefit Analysis (3). Covers cost-benefit 
analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, benefit-risk analysis, 
risk-risk analysis, and systems analysis as applied in the 
government sector for public investment decisions. 
Prerequisites: ECO 3101 or equivalent. 

ECP 4204 Theory of Labor Economics (3). Neoclassical 
theory of labor demand and labor supply, human capital 
theory and critiques. Current programs of human resource 
development and income maintenance are discussed. 
Prerequisite: ECO 3101. 

ECP 4314 Natural Resource Economics (3). Natural 
resources and the economy: economics of renewable and 
nonrenewable resource harvesting and management: 
public policy options for influencing resource consumption 
and their environmental implications. Prerequisites: ECP 
3203 and ECO 31 01 , or permission of the instructor. 

ECP 4403 Industrial Organization (3). Theory of the firm, 
market structure: business strategies and conduct. Topics 
include information and advertising, product durability, 
technical change, antitrust and trade policies, and 
regulation. Prerequisite: ECO 3101. 

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems (3). 
Analysis of alternative economic systems. Emphasis on 
the contrast between market-oriented capitalist economies 
and Soviet-style planned economies, and on the process 
of transition from planned to market-oriented systems. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ECS 3013 Introduction to Economic Development (3). 
Structural and institutional determinants of economic 
development; economic analysis and policy formation. 
Topics include theories of economic development, 
economic growth, income distribution, rural-urban 
migration, industry and agriculture, unemployment, 
education, international trade, economic reform, and the 
environment. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and ECO 2023. 
(F.S) 

ECS 3021 Women, Culture, and Economic 
Development (3). Analysis of problems facing women in 
developing countries, focusing on gender and cultural 



issues and their relationships to economic development. 
Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 or permission of 
the instructor. 

ECS 3200 Economics of Asia (3). Economic analysis of 
the problems of poverty, malnutrition and income 
inequality in South Asia. Rural poverty and agricultural 
transformation. The East Asian Miracle. The Asian Crisis. 
Economic liberalization in Asia. Prerequisites: Macro and 
Micro Principles or permission of the instructor. 

ECS 3401 The Brazilian Economy (3). Examines the 
evolution of Brazilian economy, focusing on the process of 
its industrialization in the 20th century, the policies to 
achieve it, its impact on the socioeconomic environment 
and the adjustments of institutions to the structural 
changes in the economy. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and 
ECO 2023. 

ECS 3402 The Political Economy of South America (3). 

An introduction to the political economy of the South 
American countries, with emphasis on the opening of the 
region's economies, privatization and deregulation, debt 
crisis, foreign investment, poverty, income distribution, 
human resources, and regional trade agreements. 
Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and ECO 2023. (F) 

ECS 3403 Economics of Latin America (3). Study of 
current economic issues facing Latin American countries, 
including population growth, poverty, inequality, inflation, 
trade and balance of payment problems, economic reform, 
and regional integration. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and 
ECO 2023. (S) 

ECS 3404 Economic Integration/Latin America (3). 

Analysis of the methods, meaning and implications of 
economics in Latin America. Designed to enable the 
student to appreciate the trend toward regionalism and 
economic cooperation. 

ECS 3430 The Economic Development of Cuba/Past 
and Present (3). Survey of the Cuban economy under 
capitalist and Marxist ideologies. Emphasis on the 
transition stage and on current policies of economic and 
social change. (F) 

ECS 3431 Economics of the Caribbean Basin (3). 

Survey of the economic systems of the major countries of 
the Caribbean. Special attention devoted to current 
problems of economic growth and social transformation. 
Prerequisite: ECO 2013. 

ECS 3432 Economic Integration/Caribbean (3). 

Analysis of the methods, meaning, and implications of 
economic integration in the Caribbean. Designed to 
enable the student to appreciate the trend toward 
regionalism and economic cooperation. 

ECS 3704 International Economics (3). Explorations of 
why nations trade, effects of trade on distribution, 
commercial policy, balance of payments adjustment; 
exchange rate determination, Eurocurrency markets, and 
international institutions. Prerequisites: ECO 2013 and 
ECO 2023. 

ECS 4011 Development Economics I (3). Problems of 
poverty, malnutrition, inequality, and development. 
Population growth and development. Rural-urban resource 
flows. The urban informal sector. Credit markets in 



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agriculture. Land-labor contracts. Prerequisites: 
Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate 
Macroeconomics or permission of the instructor. 

ECS 4014 Development Economics II (3). Economic 
analysis of why some countries are rich and some are 
poor, why some countries grow fast and others do not. 
The role of ideas, infrastructure, R&D, and education 
play in economic growth. Prerequisites: ECO 3101 and 
ECO 3203 or permission of the instructor. 

ECS 5005 Comparative Economic Systems (3). A 

critical evaluation of the design, goals, and achievements 
of economic policies in capitalist and socialist economies. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor for 
undergraduates. 

ECS 5025 Economic Planning (3). Analysis of planning 
methods in capitalist and socialist economies. Evaluation 
of macro and micro economic planning tools (input-output) 
and programming techniques. Theory and practice of 
economic development planning of agriculture, 
industrialization, foreign trade, and manpower. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

ECS 5406 Latin American Economies (3). Economic 
theory and its applications to current economic issues of 
Latin America. Examines aggregate demand and supply, 
fiscal and monetary policies, international trade trends, 
and economic development. Taught in Spanish. May not 
be taken for credit towards a degree in Economics. 



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English 



James Sutton, Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Joan L. Baker, Associate Professor 

Lynne Barrett, Professor 

Dan Bentley-Baker, Lecturer 

Lynn M. Berk, Professor Emerita 

Steven Blevins, Assistant Professor 

Nathaniel Cadle, Assistant Professor 

Gisela Casines, Associate Professor and Associate 

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Cynthia Chinelly, Lecturer 
Michael Creeden, Instructor 
Maneck Daruwala, Associate Professor 
Debra Dean, Assistant Professor 
Vernon Dickson, Assistant Professor 
John Dufresne, Professor 
Denise Duhamel, Associate Professor 
Darrel Elmore, Instructor 
Paul Feigenbaum, Assistant Professor 
Michael Gillespie, Professor 
Paula Gillespie, Associate Professor and Director of the 

Center for Excellence in Writing 
Andrew Golden, Instructor 
Peter Hargitai, Instructor 
Kimberly Harrison, Associate Professor and Director of 

Undergraduate Writing 
Bruce Harvey, Associate Professor 
Marilyn Hoder-Salmon, Associate Professor 
Tometro Hopkins, Associate Professor 
Kenneth Johnson, Associate Professor 
Ben Lauren, Instructor 
Tania Lopez, Instructor 
Anna Luszczynska, Assistant Professor 
Kathleen McCormack, Professor 
Campbell McGrath, Professor 
Phil Marcus, Professor 
Asher Z. Milbauer, Professor and Director of Graduate 

Studies in Literature. Director of Exile Studies Certificate 

Program 
Jason Pearl, Assistant Professor 
Yvette Piggush, Assistant Professor 
Carmela Pinto Mclntire, Associate Professor and 

Head Undergraduate Advisor 
Robert Ratner, Instructor 
Meri-Jane Rochelson, Professor and Associate 

Chairperson 
Heather Russell, Associate Professor 
Robert Saba, Instructor 
Heidi Scott, Assistant Professor 
Ronn Silverstein, Instructor 
Lester Standiford, Professor and Director of Creative 

Wntmg Program 
Andrew Strycharski, Assistant Professor 
Richard Sugg, Professor 
Ellen Thompson, Associate Professor 
Donald Watson, Professor Emeritus 
Donna Weir-Soley, Associate Professor 
Barbara Weitz, Instructor and Director of the Film 

Studies Certificate Program 
Feryal Yavas, Lecturer and Director of the Linguistics 

;r:im 

Mehmot Yavas, Professor 



Bachelor of Arts in English 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower Division Requirements 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s) 

ENC 1101 ENCX101 or ENCXXXX 1 

ENC 1 1 02 ENCX1 02 or ENCXXXX 1 

1 Six semester hours of English coursework in which the 

student is required to demonstrate college-level English 

skills through multiple assignments. Note: C or better is 

required for all coursework. 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 

For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 

ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I 

ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II 

Recommended Courses 

ENG 2012 Approaches to Literature 

AML 201 Survey of American Literature I 

AML 2022 Survey of American Literature II 

ENL 2012 Survey of British Literature I 

ENL 2022 Survey of British Literature II 

To qualify for admission into the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise accepted into the program. 

Upper Division Requirements 

(36 hours in 3000- and 4000-level courses) 

One course within each of the following seven areas or 

historical periods: 

Medieval Literature (to 1500) 

British Literature 1500-1660 or Shakespeare 

British Literature 1660-1900 

Modern British Literature (1900 to Present) 

American Literature to 1860 

American Literature from 1860 

Multicultural Literature (African American, Jewish, 

literature of exile, etc.) 

(Note: This list of periods/areas is not a list of course titles; 

students should visit the English Dept. office (or go online 

to http://english.fiu.edu/advisinq ) for a list of courses 

which fulfill each period/area requirement.) 

Linguistics: (One course, three hours): 
LIN 3013 Introduction to Linguistics 

LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar 

Electives: (12) 

Upper division electives in writing, film, literature, and/or 
linguistics. The English Department recognizes a 
continuing obligation to insure that its majors write well. 



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The Chairperson may require any English major to take 
the appropriate composition course. English majors may 
choose to take a general program of English studies or 
may select one of the Department's three areas of 
emphasis: literature, language and linguistics, or creative 
writing. Majors should choose their English courses and 
electives in consultation with their advisors, especially 
upon entering the program. 

Additional Approved Electives: (24) 

Students should consult with a departmental advisor. 

Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of 
Arts in Linguistics 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Admission Requirements 

• Enrollment in undergraduate program in English, 
Spanish, French, or Portuguese at FIU. 

• Must apply during the first semester of senior year 
with 90 credits completed. 

• Must have completed LIN 3013/LIN 3010 General 
Linguistics, LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar, FRE 
3780 French Phonetics, or SPN 3733 General 
Linguistics with a grade of "A". 

• Current GPA of 3.2 or higher. 

• Two letters of faculty recommendation. 

• A 2-4 page statement of purpose, explaining 
academic plans and goals. 

Recommended Graduate Courses to Undergraduates 

The following graduate courses are recommended to BA 
students. In order to complete their degree requirements, 
students may double-count up to 12 graduate credits of 
coursework toward the Bachelor's and M.A. degrees: 

A. English 

LIN 5018 
LIN 5501 
LIN 5107 
LIN 5715 
LIN 6602 
LIN 5601 
LIN 5825 
LIN 5934 



Introduction to Linguistics* 

English Syntax** 

History of the English Language* 

Language Acquisition 

Language Contact 

Sociolinguistics 

Pragmatics 

Special Topics in Linguistics 



B. Spanish 




LIN 5018 


Introduction to Linguistics* 


SPN 5705 


The Structure of Spanish** 


SPN 5845 


History of the Language*** 


LIN 5604 


Spanish in the United States 


SPN 5736 


Spanish as a Heritage Language: 




Acquisition and Development 


LIN 5603 


Language Planning: Linguistic Minority 




Issues 


LIN 5601 


Sociolinguistics 


LIN 5720 


Second Language Acquisition 


LIN 5825 


Pragmatics 


LIN 5934 


Special Topics in Linguistics 


C. French 




LIN 5018 


Introduction to Linguistics* 


FRE 5855 


Structure of Modern French** 


FRE 5845 


History of the Language I*** 


FRE 5846 


History of the Language II 


FRE 5508 


La Francophonie 


FRE 5735 


Special Topics in Linguistics 


HAI 5235 


Haitian Creole Seminar 


LIN 5601 


Sociolinguistics 


LIN 5825 


Pragmatics 


LIN 5720 


Second Language Acquisition 


LIN 5934 


Special Topics in Linguistics 


D. Portuguese 




LIN 5018 


Introduction to Linguistics* 


LIN 5601 


Sociolinguistics 


LIN 5825 


Pragmatics 


LIN 5720 


Second Language Acquisition 


LIN 5934 


Special Topics in Linguistics 



*MA core requirement - prerequisite to all other course 

requirements 

** Fulfills the 'structure course' requirement of MA 

*** Fulfills the 'history course' requirement of MA 

M.A. Degree Requirements 



1. Course Work (36 qraduate credit hours) 


Core Courses: 


(a minimum of "B" is required in core 


courses) 




LIN 5018 


Introduction to Linguistics 


LIN 5206 


Phonetics 


LIN 6323 


Phonology 


LIN 6510 


Syntax I 


LIN 6805 


Semantics 



One History Course: 

LIN 5107 History of the English Language 

LIN 5146 Historical and Comparative Linguistics 

SPN 5845 History of the Language 

FRE 5845 History of the Language I 

One Structure Course: 



LIN 5501 


English Syntax 


SPN 5705 


The Structure of Spanish 


FRE 5855 


Structure of Modern French 


LIN 6572 


Structure of a Non-Indo-European 




Language 


LIN 5574 


Languages of the World 


LIN 5431 


Morphology 


LIN 6520 


Syntax II 



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2. M.A. Comprehensive Exams 

In the final semester of studies, M.A. students must pass 
comprehensive exams in Syntax, Semantics, Phonetics, 
and Phonology. 

3. Awarding of Degrees 

• The BA will be awarded as soon as all BA 

requirements of the designated undergraduate 
program are completed. 

• The MA will be awarded after all MA requirements 
of the Linguistics Program and the BA requirements 
are completed. 

Minor in English 

Students majoring in any other discipline may minor in 
English. 

There are several advantages for obtaining this minor. 
First, students expand their knowledge of literature written 
in English, deepening the liberal arts portion of their 
undergraduate education. Second, in the courses that the 
Department of English offers, writing skills are 
emphasized, so students should learn to develop complex 
and sophisticated arguments through the analysis of 
literary work. The training students receive in these 
courses can prepare them for careers in which writing and 
editing are of the greatest significance, or in which critical 
thinking skills are valued. 

Requirements 

Fifteen hours in 3000 and 4000-level courses 
Period Courses: (Two courses - Six hours) 

1. One course in British literature before 1800 
or 

One course in American literature before 1860 

2. One course in British literature after 1800 
or 

One course in American literature after 1860 
Note: In addition to these courses, the Department 
may designate specific courses each semester which 
will fulfill these requirements 

3. Three courses (nine hours) at the 3000 and 4000- 
level in the Department of English. 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AML-American Literature; CRW-Creative Writing; ENC- 
English Composition; ENG-English-General; ENL-English 
Literature; FIL-Film Studies; LIN-Linguistics; LIT-Literature 

AML 2010 Survey of American Literature I (3). Students 
read and discuss major American works written between 
1620 and 1865. Works will be considered in an historical 
conte/' 

AML 2020 Survey of American Literature II (3). 
Students will read and discuss major American works 
written between 1865 and the present. Works will be 
examined in an historical context. 



AML 2602 African-American Literature (3). Offers a 
survey of African-American literature spanning its genesis 
to the present. Includes units on major eras and major 
figures in the development of the literary traditions. May be 
repeated with different content. 

AML 3004 American Folklore (3). An examination of the 
variety of American folklore from the very earliest 
expressions to the present. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC1102. 

AML 3032 The American Revolution in Literature (3). 

Study of writings created at the time of the American 
Revolution and those of later authors in order to evaluate 
how American writers have shaped our sense of the 
Revolution. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 3042 Texts and Contexts: American Literature 
1492 to the Present (3). Survey of American fiction, 
poetry, and drama from 1492 to the present, that 
examines the interactions between literacy texts and 
social, cultural, or political currents. Prerequisite: ENC 
1102. 

AML 3111 American Fiction to 1900 (3). Study of 
representative fiction by American authors from the 
Colonial period to 1900. Authors may include Brown, 
Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Chopin, 
James, and others. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

AML 3262 Modern Southern Short Story (3). The 

contributions of twentieth-century writers of the South to 
the short story genre. Includes the work of Faulkner, 
O'Connor, Welty and McCullers. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

AML 3401 American Humor (3). This course examines 
the writings of American humorists from the beginnings to 
the present. Special attention is given to the writings of 
Twain and Thurber. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

AML 3415 American Literature and the Tradition of 
Dissent (3). Explores selected texts to examine the 
interactions between texts and social, cultural, and political 
currents from colonial times through the present. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4120 Modern American Fiction (3). Study of 
American novels and short stories written in the twentieth 
century. Among the writers to be read are John Barth, 
Alice Walker and Flannery O'Connor. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4155 Modern American Poetry (3). Study of 
American poetry written in the twentieth century. Among 
the poets to be examined are Elizabeth Bishop, 
Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wilbur. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4210 Colonial Literature (3). American Literature 
from the settlement of the continent through 1776. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4213 Studies in Colonial and Early American 
Literature (3). Students read, discuss, and write about 
literature of the Colonial and Early American periods from 
the time of the Puritans through the period of the Early 
Republic. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 



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AML 4221 Early National Literature (3). Examines the 
major literary works of the period 1776-1825. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4223 Antebellum Literature (3). Examines the 
writings of the period 1825-1860, including such writers as 
Hawthorne, Poe, and Harriet Jacobs. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4224 American Romanticism (3). An examination 
of the major American literary works of 1830-1860, 
including works by Melville, Poe, Whitman, Stowe, 
Dickinson, and Douglass. 

AML 4245 Modernism and Post-Modernism in 
American Literature (3). The course provides working 
definitions of modernism and post-modernism and will 
consider how the writers of the twentieth century use 
those outlooks while addressing political, social, and 
personal issues. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4263 Contemporary Southern Writers (3). Study of 
the literature of the modern South, its uniqueness and 
variety. Writers may include Tennessee Williams, Eudora 
Welty and William Faulkner. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102. 

AML 4300 Major American Writers (3). Each section of 
this course will consider the works of one, two, or three 
major American writers. The writers studied in this course 
will change from semester to semester. May be repeated 
with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

AML 4306 Mark Twain (3). Study of the writings of 
American humorist and novelist Mark Twain including 
Roughing It, Innocents Abroad and Huckleberry Finn. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4312 Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner (3). 

Analysis of the most important novels of Hemingway, 
Fitzgerald and Faulkner including The Sun Also Rises, 
The Great Gatsby and The Sound and the Fury. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4503 Periods in American Literature (3). Individual 
sections will read and discuss works in the colonial, 
federal, antebellum, reconstruction, or modern periods. 
May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 4564 Periods in American Literature: the 
Twenties (3). Provides in-depth consideration of the major 
themes and authors of the literature of 1920's America, 
including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Anderson, and Lewis. 

AML 4606 Studies in 19th-century African American 
Literature (3). An examination of literary works written by 
African Americans during the 19th Century. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

AML 4607 Studies in 20th-century African American 
Literature (3). An examination of literary works written by 
African Americans during the 20th Century. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 



AML 4612 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance 
Period (3). An examination of the literary production of 
Americans of African descent during 1919-1940, including 
discussion of nationality and identity formation. 

AML 4621 Major African American Writers (3). An 

examination of selected African American writers. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

AML 4624 African American Women Writers (3). A 

study of the writings of African American women. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

AML 4930 Special Topics in American Literature (3). 

An examination of different aspects of American literature. 
May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

AML 5305 Major American Literary Figures (3). Each 
section will consider the lifework of several authors such 
as Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Twain, James, 
Faulkner, Mailer, Wright, Baldwin. May be repeated with 
change of content. 

AML 5505 Periods in American Literature (3). The 

literature and criticism regarding one specified period of 
American literature, such as colonial, federal, 
transcendental, antebellum, or twentieth century. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. 

CRW 2001 Introduction to Creative Writing (3). 

Beginning course designed to acquaint students with 
elementary critical vocabulary and writing skills necessary 
for the writing of poems and short fiction. Students may 
also be required to read and discuss published writing. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or equivalent. 

CRW 3111 Narrative Techniques (3). Analysis of and 
exercises in the elements of fiction: point of view, conflict, 
characterization, tone. Students will do various short 
assignments and one short story. Reading of published 
fiction will also be required. Prerequisite: CRW 2001. 

CRW 3311 Poetic Techniques (3). Analysis of and 
exercises in poetic techniques. Students will write poems 
in which they employ one or more technical skills. Reading 
and discussion of published poems will be required. 
Prerequisite: CRW 2001. 

CRW 4110 Writing Fiction (5). An intermediate course in 
writing fiction. May be repeated. Prerequisite: CRW 3111. 

CRW 4310 Writing Poetry (5). An intermediate course in 
writing poetry. May be repeated. Prerequisite: CRW 3311. 

CRW 4900 Independent Study in Creative Writing (3). 

Development and completion of an independent project in 
creative writing undertaken with the consent of the 
instructor. Prerequisite: CRW 2001. 

CRW 4930 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1-5). A 

course designed to give students an opportunity to pursue 
special studies in aspects of creative writing not otherwise 
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CRW 4931 Special Topics in Creative Writing (1-5). 

Gives students an opportunity to pursue special studies in 
aspects of creative writing not otherwise offered. May be 
repeated. Prerequisites: CRW 2001 and three hours of 
CRW on the 3000/4000 level. 

ENC 1930 Essay Writing (3). A course in writing short 
descriptive, analytic, and argumentative essays. Does not 
fulfill core curriculum requirement. Students who have 
completed ENC 1101 or ENC 1102, or both, cannot 
receive credit for this course. 

ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I (3). The first in a two- 
course sequence introduces the principles of college-level 
writing and research. Students write for multiple rhetorical 
contexts, with emphasis on critical thinking and revision. 

ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II (3). The second in a 
two-course sequence expands upon the writing and 
rhetorical strategies learned in ENC 1101 and furthers 
students abilities to write and research arguments. 

ENC 2304 College Writing for Transfer Students (3). A 

course in the techniques of written exposition, 
argumentation, and research. The course is a prerequisite 
for transfer students (entering with 30 or more credits) 
taking further ENC classes. Prerequisite: Transfer student. 

ENC 3213 Professional and Technical Writing (3). 

Principles and practices of effective workplace writing. 
Students learn audience analysis in order to become more 
effective writers. Genres include memos, business letters, 
proposals, and reports. Prerequisites: ENC 1101, ENC 
1102, and ENC 2304. 

ENC 3311 Advanced Writing and Research (3). 

Provides instruction in the concepts and methods of 
critical response and argumentation, and in the 
formulation, analysis, and presentation of original research 
in extended academic papers. Prerequisites: ENC 1101, 
ENC 1102, or equivalent. 

ENC 3314 Writing Across the Curriculum (3). An 

interdisciplinary, upper division writing course in which 
students explore substance and style as they compose 
essays on subjects from various fields. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENC 3363 Coastal Environment in Rhetoric and 
Literature (3). Analysis and evaluation of a variety of 
marine coastal-themed texts mainstream articles, scientific 
articles, and novels. As well as develop a researched 
advocacy campaign. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENC 3491 The Processes of Writing (3). Study of 
theoretical and practical aspects of one-to-one writing 
consultations. Students will learn the skills necessary to 
improve ttieir writing and peer review skills. Prerequisite: 
Sophomore standing or above. 

ENC 4241 Scientific Writing (3). Develops skills 
necessary to write laboratory reports, scientific proposals, 
es. research reports, progress reports, and seminar 
presentations. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 



ENC 4260 Advanced Professional Writing (3). 

Advanced professional writing, which may include digital 
writing; reports, proposals, and grants; information design; 
technical editing; writing for journals; writing end-user 
documentation. Prerequisites: ENC 1101, ENC 1102. 

ENC 4355 Writing About Film (3). Introduces students to 
writing critical reviews and analyses of film narrative. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENC 4416 Writing and New Media (3). Provides 
intensive instruction on composing in new media formats 
with an eye on computer and network-based presentation, 
especially internet publication. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

ENC 4930 Special Topics in Composition (3). Allows 
students to refine nonfiction writing skills in a variety of 
genres. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ENC 1101, ENC 
1102 or equivalent. 

ENC 5235 Grant Writing (3). Focus on rhetorical context 
of grant writing and the application of rhetorical concepts 
to the discourse of grant writing. 

ENG 2001 Modes of Inquiry (3). A research and report 
writing course. A final research project is required. Basic 
bibliographical tools, library use, and technical and 
scientific reporting will be the main subject matter, 
emphasizing style, structure, and tone in a variety of 
research modes. 

ENG 2012 Approaches to Literature (3). In this course, 
students will study analysis of the meaning and artistry of 
literary texts. Students will read and interpret 
representative poems, short stories, and plays. 

ENG 2100 Introduction to Film (3). Introduces students 
to the basic artistic and compositional elements of film and 
the analysis of the relationship between technical and 
aesthetic aspects of film. Prerequisite: ENC 1101. 

ENG 2850 Critical Reading: PreMed I (1). Designed for 
Pre-Medical or other Pre-Health profession students, the 
course strengthens the student's ability to read critically. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101, permission of the instructor. 

ENG 2851 Critical Reading: PreMed II (1). The course 
builds upon Critical Reading: PreMed I and further 
strengthens the student's reading and verbal skills. 
Prerequisites: ENG 2850, permission of the instructor. 

ENG 2852 Critical Reading: PreMed III (1). Designed to 
be taken by Pre-Medical or other Pre-Health profession 
students. The course will related readings to current 
ethical and social issues confronting the health 
professions and society. Prerequisites: ENG 2851, 
permission of the instructor. 

ENG 3138 The Movies (3). Viewing and discussion of 
films, with attention to cinematic ways of story-telling and 
to the popular film as an expression of cultural values. 
May be retaken for credit with change of content. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 3930 Proseminar in English Studies (3). An 

introduction to literary studies, examining the history and 
structure of the discipline practiced in various kinds of 
formal analyses, critical writing, and literary research. 
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ENG 4013 History of Literary Criticism (3). A study of 
the major texts in literary criticism and theory from Plato to 
the present. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4022 Rhetoric and Poetics (3). Ancient and modern 
theory and practice in discussing the formal properties of 
elevated language. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENG 4023 Semiotics and Narratology (3). This course 
studies Semiotics (the science of signs and sign system) 
and Narratology (theories about the nature of narratives) 
in an attempt to characterize the nature of how a story 
gets told/shown. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4043 Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism 
(3). An examination of the works of recent literary 
theorists. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4121 History of the Film (3). Discussion, with 
examples, of the development of cinematic art, from its 
European and American beginnings to its place as a major 
world art form. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4132 Studies in the Film (3). Intensive examination 
of the work of a particular nation, group, or director. May 
also explore various film genres, e.g., documentary, 
horror, the Western. With change of content, may be 
retaken for credit. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENG 4134 Women and Film (3). An examination of how 
women have been represented in dominant commercial 
films and how women filmmakers have responded to the 
appropriation of the image of women through alternative 
film narratives. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4135 The Rhetoric of Cinema (3). An examination 
of how films are constructed cinematically and narratively 
to involve audiences on aesthetic, intellectual and 
ideological levels. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENG 4319 Film Humor and Comedy (3). Examines the 
nature of humor and comedy and its relation to film 
narrative. Films from all periods of cinematic history will be 
viewed. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4906 Independent Study (VAR). Individual 
conferences, assigned readings, and reports on 
independent investigations. By permission of the 
instructor. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4936 Honors Seminar (3). Designed specifically for 
honors students and other superior, highly motivated 
students. Seminar topics will vary from semester to 
semester. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENG 4949 Cooperative Education in English (1-3). A 

student majoring in English may spend one or two 
semesters fully employed in industry or government in a 
capacity relating to the major. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Chairperson. 

ENG 5950 Special Projects in English (1-3). Pursuit of 
projects involving relationship of profession to university 
and/or community and/or research issues in pedagogy, 
literature, or other areas. Prerequisites: Permission of the 
Graduate Director or Department Chair. Corequisite: 
Permission of the project supervisor. 



ENL 2012 Survey of British Literature I (3). Students will 
read and discuss major British works written from the 
Anglo-Saxon period through 1750. Works will be 
examined within historical context. 

ENL 2022 Survey of British Literature II (3). Students 
will read and discuss major British works written between 
1750 and the present. The works will be examined in 
historical context. 

ENL 3112 Development of the Novel: The 18th Century 
(3). A study of the development of the novel in England 
from Defoe and others to the Gothic novel. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 3122 Development of the Novel: The 19th Century 
(3). A study of the development of the novel in England 
from Austen to Henry James, including Bronte, Eliot and 
Dickens. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 3132 Development of the Novel: The 20th Century 
(3). A study of the development of the novel in England 
from Conrad to the present, including Lawrence, Woolf, 
and Joyce. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 3261 19th Century British Women Novelists (3). 

Examines fiction written by women in the 19th century, 
including classical realist, gothic, sensation, working-class, 
and New Woman novels. Authors include Austen, Eliot, 
Bronte, and Gaskell. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENL 3504 Texts and Contexts: British Literature to 
1660 (3). Explores the development of British literature 
from its beginnings to 1660 through intensive study of 
selected texts; examines interactions between texts and 
social, cultural, or political currents. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 3506 Texts and Contexts: British Literature Since 
1660 (3). Explores the development of British literature of 
the last three centuries through intensive study of selected 
texts; examines interactions between texts and social, 
cultural, and political currents. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4161 Renaissance Drama (3). A study of non- 
Shakespearean drama of the English Renaissance 
including Jonson, Kyd, Marlowe and Webster. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4171 Restoration and 18 th Century Drama (3). 

Representative plays from the period 1660-1800. May 
include plays by Dryden, Etherege, Wycherley, Otway, 
Congreve, Farquhar, Gay, Fielding, Goldsmith and 
Sheridan. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4210 Studies in Medieval Literature (3). Students 
will read, discuss and write about works of medieval 
English literature from Beowulf to Chaucer. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4212 Medieval Women Writers (3). The 

contributions of medieval women to literary history are 
examined. Among the writers to be studied are Margery 
Kemp and Marie de France. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
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ENL 4220 Renaissance: Prose and Poetry (3). A study 
of Renaissance poetry and prose to suggest their 
contributions to literacy history, including More, Wyatt, 
Sidney, Donne, and Bacon. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC1102. 

ENL 4223 Studies in Renaissance Literature (3). 

Students will read, discuss Renaissance works excluding 
William Shakespeare. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENL 4225 Spenser (3). Study of the works of one of the 
most important figures of the sixteenth century including 
The Faerie Queen, The Shepheards Calender and 
Amoretti. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4230 Studies in Restoration and 18th-century 
Literature (3). An in-depth study of the major figures in 
English Literature from 1660 to 1800, a period of transition 
between the Renaissance and modern times. Some of the 
writers who will be studied are Dryden, Pope, Swift, 
Jonson, and Fielding. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENL 4241 Romanticism I (3). Focuses on the first 
generation of Romantic writers, including Blake, 
Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, and Coleridge. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4242 Romanticism II (3). Focuses on the second 
generation of Romantic writers including Byron, Keats, 
Shelley, and Wollstonecraft-Shelley. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4243 Studies in Romanticism (3). Examination of 
recurring themes and motifs in Romantic literature. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4251 Victorian Literature (3). Study of the poetry 
and prose of the Victorian Age (1832-1901). Among the 
authors to be read are Dickens, Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, 
Arnold, Tennyson and Browning. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4254 Late Victorian Fiction (3). An examination of 
the variety of fiction written from 1880-1901, some 
including Wells, Zangwill, Gissing and D'Arcy. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4260 Studies in 19th-century British Literature 
(3). Students will read, discuss, and write about literary 
works produced by British Romantic and Victorian writers 
between the Age of Wordsworth and the death of Queen 
Victoria. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4273 Studies in Modern British Literature (3). This 
course focuses on the literature of the 20th Century, 
limiting itself to British writers, but including the various 
genres of the modern and post modern periods. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4274 Yeats and His Contemporaries (3). Studies 
the major works of William Butler Yeats and some of his 
contemporaries and associates. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 



ENL 4303 Major British Writers (3). Each section will 
consider the lifework of an author such as Chaucer, 
Spenser, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens, Browning, 
Joyce, or others. May be repeated with change of content. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4311 Chaucer (3). Study of Geoffrey Chaucer's 
contributions to English literary history. Among the works 
to be examined are The Canterbury Tales, The Parliament 
of Fowls and The Book of the Duchess. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4320 Shakespeare: Histories (3). Reading and 
informal dramatic interpretation of representative plays. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4321 Shakespeare: Comedies (3). Reading and 
informal dramatic interpretation of representative plays. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4322 Shakespeare: Tragedies (3). Reading and 
informal dramatic interpretation of representative plays. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4341 Milton (3). Study of the poetic and prose 
contributions of John Milton including the influence of the 
literature of antiquity on Milton, and his influence on 
subsequent poets. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENL 4370 Virginia Woolf and Her Circle (3). Focusing 
on the works of Virginia Woolf. This course also explores 
how the members of the Bloomsburg Circle influenced this 
English novelist. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4412 Anglo-Jewish Literature: 19 th Century to the 
Present (3). Fiction, essays, and poetry of Jewish writers 
in Britain and Ireland from 1800 to the present day. 
Authors may include Aguilar, Levy, Zangwill, Sinclair, 
Gershon, and others. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

ENL 4503 Periods in English Literature (3). Individual 
sections will read a group of literary works from one 
specified period of English literature, such as the 
Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, twentieth-century and 
contemporary periods. May be repeated with change of 
content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 4930 Special Topics in English Literature (3). An 

examination of the different aspects of English literature. 
May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 5220 Major British Literary Figures (3). Each 
section will consider the lifework of an author such as 
Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickens, 
Browning, Joyce, or others. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

ENL 5505 Periods in English Literature (3). The 

literature and criticism regarding one specified period of 
English Literature, such as Medieval, Renaissance, 
Victorian, Twentieth Century, and Contemporary. May be 
repeated with change of period. Prerequisite: Permission 
of the instructor. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 



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FIL 3006 Introduction to Film (3). The first required 
course for the Film Studies Certificate Program. 
Introduces students to cinema as an institution as well as 
its role as textual narrative. Provides students with an 
understanding of the ways films can be analyzed and 
understood. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Certificate 
Program. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

FIL 4827 Czech Film / Karlovy Vary Film Festival (3). 

This course will cover the Czech Film industry from its 
inception in the 1920's to the present day with side trips to 
the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic and 
Barrondov Studios in Prague. Prerequisite: Permission of 
the instructor. 

FIL 4940 Internship in Film Studies (1-12). Students 
enrolled in the Film Studies Certificate Program work at 
the FIU Film Society and related film activities on archival 
research as well as working on organizing various aspects 
of the FIU Miami Film Festival including the concurrent 
seminars. Prerequisites: Introduction to Film Studies and 
History of Film. 

LIN 2002 Introduction to Language (3). The study of the 
nature of human language, its origins, and its relation to 
thinking behavior, and culture. An examination of the 
similarities and differences between spoken human 
languages, animal languages, and non verbal 
communication (including sign language); of language 
variation between dialects and between different historical 
stages of a language; and of writing systems. 

LIN 2612 Black English (3). This course covers the 
varieties of Black English spoken in the Americas, the 
Caribbean, and West Africa. Focuses on the nature of 
these English varieties and their social uses within the 
community, literature, and educational system. 

LIN 3013 General Linguistics (3). Study of the sounds, 
vocabulary, and sentence patterns of standard modern 
English. Other topics include meaning, social and regional 
dialects, language change, and style. Subsequent credit 
for LIN 3010 or SPN 3733 will not be granted. 

LIN 3670 Grammatical Usage (3). The study of formal, 
traditional usage of English grammar and mechanics. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIN 4122 Historical Linguistics (3). The study of 
linguistic methodology for determining historical and 
genetic relationships among languages. Prerequisites: 
Introductory course in Linguistics or permission of the 
instructor. 

LIN 4214 Applied Phonetics (3). Study of sounds and 
suprasegmentals of English. Comparison of phonetics of 
standard English with African American English, Spanish 
influenced English and the phonetics of other languages. 
Applications of phonetics. Prerequisites: LIN 3010 or LIN 
3013. 

LIN 4321 General Phonology (3). The study of 
phonological processes in language and linguistic 
methodology for phonological analysis. Prerequisites: 
Introductory course in Linguistics or permission of the 
instructor. 



LIN 4430 General Morphology and Syntax (3). The 

study of linguistic methodology for determining the 
morphological and syntactic structures of languages. 
Prerequisites: Introductory course in Linguistics or 
permission of the instructor. 

LIN 4612 Black English (3). This course is a linguistic 
approach to the characteristics and functions of Black 
English and the current social controversies surrounding it. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

LIN 4651 Gender and Language (3). Examines the 
evidence on a variety of questions regarding women and 
language, including women's speech in English and other 
languages, sexist language, and the relationship between 
language and societal attitudes towards women. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar (3). Practical study 
of syntax. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIN 4702 Applied Linguistics (3). Linguistics in the 
classroom. English as a second language. Stylistics. 
Dialects. Prerequisite: LIN 3013. 

LIN 4801 Semantics (3). The study of the semantic 
structure of languages. The structures underlying the 
meanings of words and underlying syntactic structures. 
Prerequisites: Introductory course in Linguistics or 
permission of the instructor. 

LIN 4905 Independent Study (VAR). This course is 
designed for students who wish to pursue specialized 
topics in advanced Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, 
morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, 
historical linguistics, or language contact. Prerequisites: 
Introductory course in Linguistics or permission of the 
instructor. 

LIN 5211 Applied Phonetics (3). Study of sounds and 
suprasegmentals of English. Comparison of phonetic 
features of English with those of other languages. 
Universal constraints and markedness in learning 
second/foreign language pronunciation. Prerequisites: LIN 
3010, LIN 3013, or LIN 5018 or the equivalent. 

LIT 2010 Introduction to Fiction (3). This course offers 
an introduction to the basic elements of prose fiction: 
symbolism, plot, imagery, structure, characterization, style, 
point of view. Prerequisite: ENC 1101. 

LIT 2030 Introduction to Poetry (3). This course offers 
an introduction to the basic elements of poetry: imagery, 
figurative language, diction, style, tone, prosody. 
Prerequisite: ENC 1101. 

LIT 2040 Introduction to Drama (3). This course will 
introduce the student to the basic elements of drama and 
its various forms, modes, and techniques. Students will 
read 10-12 plays by representative English, American, and 
European authors. Prerequisite: ENC 1101. 

LIT 2110 World Literature I (3). Surveys the literature of 
many cultures from the beginning of written texts through 
the 16th century. Usually excludes British works. 

LIT 2120 World Literature II (3). This course surveys the 
literature of Asia and Europe from the 17th century to the 
present. It gives attention to the themes and world views 
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LIT 3022 The Short Novel (3). An examination of the 
variety of short novels that have been written in the past 
three centuries. Short novels from Europe and the 
Americas are discussed. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102. 

LIT 3050 Forms of Satire (3). This course will discuss the 
history and the different forms of satire from the Romans 
to the present, including the works of Horace, Juvenal, 
Swift, and Byron. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3132 Arthurian Literature (3). The legend of King 
Arthur is examined both in the original medieval version 
and in the subsequent retelling. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3145 Continental Novel (3). A study of the works of 
the major European novelists of the 19th and 20th 
centuries. Some of the writers whose work are read in 
translation are Tolstoy, Mann, and Flaubert. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3170 Topics in Literature and Jewish Culture (3). 

An examination of literature by or about Jews in a variety 
of national, cultural, or historical contexts. May be 
repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3190 Survey of Caribbean Literature (3). The 

narratives, poetry, and fiction from the beginning of the 
Caribbean literary tradition to the present time. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3200 Themes in Literature (3). Individual sections 
will read and discuss works relating to topics of current 
and enduring interest. Discussion of literature as it reflects 
the identities of men and women: their places in families in 
past, present, and future societies, in the natural world, 
and the cosmic order. May be repeated. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3331 Classics of Children's Literature (3). An 

examination of literary texts that form part of the 
imaginative experience of children, as well as part of our 
literary heritage. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3383 Women in Literature (3). Students will examine 
the images of women created by European and American 
writers. The course will also explore the roles, historical 
and contemporary, of women writers. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3384 Caribbean Women Writers (3). Examination of 
the writings of Caribbean women. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3673 Migrant Stories: Literature of the Immigration 
Experience (3). Fiction, essays, poetry, and drama of 
immigrants to England and America. Course may focus 
on Jewish, Caribbean, or other groups, or comparative 
studies. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3674 Literature of the Jewish Immigration 
Experience (3). Fiction, essays, poetry, and drama of 
Jewish immigrants to English-speaking countries. Course 
may focus on the great wave, 1880-1920, or other 
periods. Authors may include Antin, Cahan, Lazarus, 
Yezierska, Zangwill and others. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 
and ENC 1102. 



LIT 3702 Major Literary Modes (3). Individual sections 
will read and discuss the literary expression of heroic, 
tragic, comic, satiric, mythic, realistic, or others formalized 
views of human existence. May be repeated with change 
of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3202 Morality and Justice in Literature (3). A study 
of the ways literary texts articulate the values of their 
society. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 3930 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
students an opportunity to pursue special studies not 
otherwise offered. May be repeated with change of 
content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4001 Major Literary Genres (3). Individual sections 
will read and discuss the form and development of novels, 
drama, poetry, short fiction, or such special forms as 
biographies, folksongs and tales, or essays, among other 
genres. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102. 

LIT 4041 17th Century Drama (3). A study of Western 
European drama of the seventeenth century including 
Calderon, Jonson, Tirso de Molina, Corneille, Racine, 
Wycherley, and Congreve. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102. 

LIT 4188 Regional Literature in English (3). Individual 
sections will discuss English writing in Ireland, Scotland, 
Wales, Canada, the Caribbean, India, sub-Saharan Africa, 
and Oceania, as well as distinctive regions in England and 
America. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and 
ENC 1102. 

LIT 4192 Major Caribbean Authors (3). Examines the 
literary achievements of major writers of the Caribbean 
region in the social, political, and cultural contexts of the 
English, French, and Dutch Caribbean. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4197 Global Asian Literature (3). Focus on issues of 
migration and identity in literature by writers of South and 
East Asian descent. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

LIT 4224 Exile and Literature: An Interdisciplinary 
Approach (3). An interdisciplinary analysis of the 
phenomenon of exile through an exploration of several 
literary case studies with a respective text by a major 
exiled writer at its core. 

LIT 4253 Literature of Exile: A Comparative Literary 
Approach (3). With its main focus on the creative 
process, the course explores the universal nature of the 
experience of exile through a comparative study of literary 
texts by artists from different countries. 

LIT 4324 Classical Myth (3). An introduction to classical 
mythology through a selection of important genres from 
classical literature: epic, tragedy, collective poem. Works 
to be read in modern translation. Prerequisites: "C" or 
better in ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or their equivalents. 

LIT 4351 Major African Writers (3). Surveys a variety of 
literary texts relevant to life in post-colonial Africa. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 



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LIT 4356 Literature of the Cuban Diaspora (3). A survey 
of literatures written by Cuban-Americans and other 
writers of the Cuban diaspora. Texts will be in English or 
English translations. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

LIT 4364 Post-Totalitarian Literature (3). Covers the 
major literary works which have been published in the 
Czech Republic and Slovakia since the fall of Communism 
there in 1989. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

LIT 4382 Women in Post Communist Eastern Europe 
(3). An examination of the role of women in Eastern 
Europe, particularly in the former Czechoslovakia, since 
the fall of Communism there in 1989. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4403 Literature Among the Arts and Sciences (3). 

Individual sections will relate the study of literature to other 
disciplines in the humanities, fine arts, the social and 
natural sciences. May be repeated. Prerequisites: ENC 
1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4420 The Psychological Novel (3). This course 
concentrates on novels which explore the complexities of 
the human psyche. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 
1102. 

LIT 4444 The South Seas in Fiction, Film, and Culture 
(3). Studies South Pacific scientific/anthropological, 
literary, and other cultural texts and artifacts in terms of 
interdisciplinary, international/global, and multicultural 
topics and approaches. 

LIT 4536 Multi-cultural Working Class Women's 
Literature (3). Evaluates gender issues across cultural, 
race, and class lines. Examines impact of migration and 
assimilation on multi-ethnic literature. 

LIT 4606 Literature of the Sea (3). Identifies patterns and 
variations among elements, such as plot, character, 
metaphor, and so on, in various modes, periods, and 
genres of literature of the sea. 

LIT 4930 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
groups of students an opportunity to pursue special 
studies not otherwise offered. May be repeated. 
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4931 Special Topics in Women's Literature (3). An 

examination of different aspects of literature by women. 
May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisites: 
ENC 1101 and ENC 1102. 

LIT 4950 Czech Study Abroad (3). Covers the major 
literary movements and figures in the Czech Republic and 
Slovakia that have influenced the Western literary canon. 
The course is taught by FIU and Czech faculty. 
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 

LIT 5358 Black Literature and Literary/Cultural Theory 
(3). Examines 20C. black literary critical thought. Students 
interrogate cultural theories and literary texts from African, 
Caribbean, African-American, Black British and Afro- 
Brazilian communities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

LIT 5359 African Diaspora Women Writers (3). Study of 
black women writers from throughout the Diaspora from 
the early 19 th century to present. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 



LIT 5934 Special Topics (3). A course designed to give 
groups of students an opportunity to pursue special 
studies not otherwise offered. May be repeated. 



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Global and Sociocultural 
Studies 

Roderick P. Neumann, Professor and Chairperson 

Marifeli Perez-Stable, Professor and Associate Chair 

Maria Aysa-Lastra, Assistant Professor 

Jerald B. Brown, Associate Professor 

Janet M. Chernela, Professor Emeritus 

Ralph S. Clem, Professor Emeritus 

Peter R. Craumer, Associate Professor 

Juliet Erazo, Assistant Professor 

Caroline Faria, Assistant Professor 

Stephen M. Fjellman, Professor Emeritus 

Chris Girard, Associate Professor 

Hugh Gladwin, Associate Professor and Program 

Director. Institute for Public Opinion Research 
Liliana Goldin, Professor 
Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor 
Gail Hollander, Associate Professor 
Antonio Jorge, Professor Emeritus 
A. Douglas Kincaid, Associate Professor 
Abraham D. Lavender, Professor 
Barry B. Levine, Professor Emeritus 
Shearon A. Lowery, Associate Professor 
Sarah J. Mahler, Associate Professor 
Anthony P. Maingot, Professor Emeritus 
Mathew Marr, Assistant Professor 
Kathleen Martin, Associate Professor and Director, 

Graduate Program 
Betty Hearn Morrow, Professor Emerita 
Laura Ogden, Associate Professor 
Jeffery A. Onsted, Assistant Professor 
Ulrich Oslender, Assistant Professor 
Vrushali Patil, Assistant Professor 
Lisandro Perez, Professor 
Patricia L. Price, Associate Professor 
Jean M. Rahier, Associate Professor and Director, African 

and African Diaspora Studies 
Benjamin Smith, Assistant Professor 
Alex Stepick, Professor and Director, Immigration and 

Ethnicity Institute 
Richard Tardanico, Associate Professor 
William T. Vickers, Professor Emeritus 
Dennis Wiedman, Associate Professor 

Affiliated Faculty 

David B. Bray, Professor. Earth and Environment 

William W. Darrow, Professor. Public Health 

Bruce Nissen, Professor, Labor Studies 

Amy Paul-Ward, Assistant Professor, Occupational 

Therapy 
Marc Weinstein, Associate Professor, Labor Studies 

Bachelor of Arts in Geography 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites 



For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites: (6) 

Two 2000-level GEO courses 

Lower-Division Requirement: (3) 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography 

Upper Division Program: (60) 
Core Courses: (9 hours) 



GEO 3421 

or 

GEO 3471 

or 

GEO 3502 

SYA 3300 

SYG 4972 



Cultural Geography 

Political Geography 

Economic Geography 
Research Methods 
Senior Capstone Seminar 



Department Electives: (18) 

Six additional upper division courses as follows: 
Three upper division GEO courses (at least one 4000- 
level) 9 

Two upper division GEA courses 6 

One upper division anthropology or sociology course 3 

Other Electives: (33) 

Within or outside the department, with advisor's approval. 
GIS course highly recommended. 

Bachelor of Arts in Geography: Social 
Studies Education Major 

This program prepares students interested in the social 
sciences for teaching Social Studies at the secondary 
level. The major incorporates current results from 
education research, effective curriculum materials, use of 
technology, and a global perspective in collaborative 
learning. Program requirements include field experiences 
and an internship. Interested students are encouraged to 
contact the department for additional details and 
information on teacher support programs. 

Lower Division: (6 credits) 

(SUS Common Prerequisites) 

Two GEO 2000-level courses 6 



Additional requirements for the degree (6 credits) 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography 

POS 2042 American Government 

Upper Division (30 credits total) 

GEO 3421 

or 

GEO 3471 

or 

GEO 3502 

SYA 3300 

SYG 4972 



Cultural Geography 

Political Geography 

Economic Geography 
Research Methods 
Senior Capstone Seminar 

And 



Six additional upper division courses as follows: 

Three upper division GEO courses (at least one 4000- 

level) 

Two upper division GEA courses 



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One upper division anthropology or sociology course 
And 

Electives 

GIS course recommended 



AND (30 Credits) 

EDP 3004 
SSE 4383 



Educational Psychology 3 
Perspectives in Social Science 

Education 3 
SSE 3346 Social Science Content and Pedagogy 3 

SSE 4380 Developing a Global Perspective 3 

SSE 4384 Special Teaching Lab 3 

SSE 4942 Student Teaching 9 

RED 4325 Subject Area Reading 3 

TSL 4324 TESOL Issues and Strategies for 

Content Area Teachers 3 

Minor in Geography 

A student majoring in another academic discipline earns a 
Minor in Geography by successfully completing approved 
coursework of 15 semester hours with a grade of 'C or 
better. 

Required Courses 
Lower Division 

GEO 2000 ' Introduction to Geography 3 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography 3 



Upper Division 

Three upper division geography courses, at least one with 
a GEA prefix and one with a GEO prefix 9 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses offered in 
any department also qualify. 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/ 
Anthropology 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower-Division Required Courses 

Students declaring a major in Anthropology/Sociology are 
required to declare either the Anthropology track or the 
Sociology track and to fulfill the requirements of the 
declared track: Anthropology track, Introduction to 
Anthropology (ANT 2000); Sociology track, Introduction to 
Sociology (SYG 2000). If a student has not taken the 
appropriate required course in the lower division, then the 
course will be required as part of the upper division 
program. 

Students declaring a minor in Anthropology/Sociology do 
not declare a track and are not required, but 
recommended, to take either Introduction to Anthropology 
or Introduction to Sociology, or both. 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 
Equivalencies 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 



colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Upper Division Program (60) 

Major: Upper Division Required Courses 

Students are required to declare either the Anthropology 
track or the Sociology track and to fulfill the requirements 
of the declared track. A minimum grade of "C" is required 
in all core courses. 

Anthropology Track (27 hours) 



ANT 3034 

ANT xxxx 

SYAxxxx 

SYA 3300 
SYA4010 
SYG 4972* 



Core Courses: (12 hours) 

ANT 3212 World Ethnographies 3 

Anthropological Theories 3 

or 

Social Theory 3 

or 

Social Theory 3 

or 

Research Methods 4 

Sociological Theories 3 

Senior Capstone Seminar 3 

* Prerequisites: Senior standing, Anthropological Theories 

or Social Theory, and Research Methods. 

Major Department Electives: (15 hours) 

Three additional upper division anthropology courses 9 

One upper division geography course 3 

One upper division sociology course 3 

Other Electives: Within or outside the department, with 
advisor's approval. 

Sociology Track (27 hours) 

Core Courses: (12 hours) 

SYP 3456 Societies in the World 3 

Sociological Theories 3 
or 

Social Theory 4 

Research Methods 3 

Senior Capstone Seminar 3 

* Prerequisites: Senior standing, Anthropological Theories 

or Social Theory, and Research Methods. 

Major Department Electives: (15 hours) 

Three additional upper division sociology courses 9 

One upper division anthropology course 3 

One upper division anthropology course 3 

Other Electives: Within or outside the department, with 
advisor's approval. 

Minor in Sociology and Anthropology 

Students who minor in Sociology/Anthropology do not 
declare a disciplinary track. Students are not required, but 
are recommended, to take either ANT 2000 or SYG 2000, 
or both. The minor in Sociology/Anthropology requires 
completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or 
better: 

Upper Division (15 credits) 

Theory 

One of the following courses: 

ANT 3034 Anthropological Theories 3 



SYA 4010 

SYA 4xxx 
SYA 3300 
SYG 4972* 



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SYA4010 



SYA 401 1 



or 

Sociological Theories 

or 

Social Theory 



General 

Four additional upper division anthropology or sociology 

courses (3000-level or higher) 9 

Combined Bachelor of Arts in 
Sociology-Anthropology/Master of Arts 
in Comparative Sociology 

The combined BA'MA program allows qualified full time 
students to earn both degrees in a shorter time than would 
otherwise be possible. Entry to the program may affect 
eligibility for some types of financial aid and students are 
advised to investigate this issue before applying to the 
combined BA/MA program. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Students may count up to 12 hours of graduate courses 
toward both the BA and MA degrees. Hence the two 
degrees may be earned with a minimum of 144 hours 
instead of the 154 required if the degrees were pursued 
separately. Students in this program could choose a thesis 
or non-thesis MA option. 

Students must apply no later than their second junior 
year semester for admission the following semester. 
Students entering the program in the fall of their senior 
year may be able to double count the full 12 semester 
hours over two semesters. 

To enter the program the students apply and are 
accepted by the Department. They will also need to apply 
to the graduate program when they complete the first year, 
after receiving the BA degree. 

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the combined BA/MA program is 
competitive; meeting the minimum requirements will not 
guarantee admission. Entry to the program requires prior 
admission by the Department and approval by the College 
Dean At the time of application to the Department the 
student must have: 

• Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

• Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) score of 1 100. 

• Successful completion of Senior Capstone course by 
the Spring semester of their Junior year. 



Completion of ANT 3034 (Anthropological Theories) 

and SYA 4010 (Sociological Theories). 

Completion or current registration in SYA 3300 

(Research Methods). 

Students are strongly recommended to take an 

introductory Statistics course during their junior year. 

At least 15 hours in undergraduate 

sociology/anthropology courses in addition to the 

courses listed above. 

A writing sample. 

Letters of Recommendation from two faculty in the 

Department of Sociology/Anthropology. 

• A 2-4 page statement of purpose describing the 
student's academic plans and longer-term career 
goals. 

MA Courses taken during the student's senior 
year: 

SYA 601 8 Sociocultural Theories A 

SYA 6126 Sociocultural Theories B 

SYA 6305 Research Methods I 

SYA 6306 Research Methods II 

Combined BA/MA Program Requirements 

Each student must: 

• Apply to combined program and be accepted. 

• Complete all undergraduate major requirements. 

• Complete twelve graduate hours (6000 level courses 
listed above) taken while the student is an 
undergraduate. 

• Complete all MA requirements (with either thesis or 
non-thesis program). 

Awarding of Degree 

• The BA will be awarded when the BA requirements 
are completed. 

• The MA will be awarded when the BA and MA 
requirements are completed 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

ANG Anthropology Graduate; ANT-Anthropology; EVR- 
Environmental Studies; GEA-Geography: Regional Areas; 
GEO-Geography: Systemic; GIS-Geography: Information 
Science; SYA-Sociological Analysis; SYD-Sociology of 
Demography and Area Studies; SYG-Sociology: General; 
SYO-Social Organization; SYP-Social Processes 
F-Fall semester offering; S-Spring semester offering; SS- 
Summer semester offering. 

ANG 5093 Research Methods and Design (3). Logic and 
procedures in conceptualizing and conducting empirical 
social research. Emphasizes the relationship of research 
design and methods to theoretical perspectives. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the 
instructor. 

ANG 5267 Environmental Anthropology (3). Theories of 
human adaptation, including environmental determinism, 
possibilism, cultural ecology, materialism, and evolutionary 
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be granted. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (SS) 

ANG 5396 Representations of Africa and Africans in 
Films (3). Analyzes representations of Sub-Saharan 
Africa and Africans in various cinematic traditions 
(including documentaries) and examines these 
representations in socioeconomic and political contexts. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. 

ANG 5397 Advanced African Diaspora Cultures and 
Performativity (3). Examines different approaches 
adopted by African diaspora studies scholars in social and 
cultural anthropology, and recent theoretical texts and 
debates in Performance Studies. Prerequisite: Permission 
of Instructor. 

ANG 5496 Social Research and Analysis (3). A 

graduate overview of the scientific methods used in 
intercultural studies. Includes the philosophical basis of 
science, research design, and hypothesis testing using 
both secondary and original data. Students will conduct a 
research project in this course. Prerequisites: Graduate 
status or permission of the instructor. (F) 

ANG 5905 Directed Individual Study (VAR). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

ANG 5906 Directed Individual Studies (3). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. 

ANG 5915 Directed Field Research (VAR). Permission 
of the instructor required. (F,S,SS) 

ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology (3). This course 
surveys the four subfields of anthropology, including 
physical anthropology and human evolution, archaeology, 
cultural anthropology, and linguistics. Introduces basic 
anthropological theories and concepts. (F,S,SS) 

ANT 3034 Anthropological Theories (3). This course 
examines the process of theory building and explanation 
in the social sciences, and outlines the historical and 
philosophical foundations of anthropological thought. 
Theorists and schools of thought reviewed include Darwin 
and evolution; Boas and historical particularism; Freud 
and culture and personality; and Malinowski and 
functionalism. (F,S) 

ANT 3212 World Ethnographies (3). Introduces students 
to ethnography, which is the art of writing culture. Teaches 
students to compare and contrast cultures through 
ethnographic reading, writing, and critiques. Prerequisites: 
ANT 2000 (Intro to Anthropology) or SYG 2000 (Intro to 
Sociology). 

ANT 3241 Myth, Ritual, and Mysticism (3). Surveys 
anthropological approaches to the study of myth, ritual, 
and mysticism, as religious and symbolic systems. The 
social and psychological functions of myth and ritual in 
small-scale and complex societies will be compared. (S) 

ANT 3302 Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3). Cross- 
cultural ethnographic data will be utilized to examine the 
enculturation of sex roles, attitudes, and behavior; cultural 
definitions of maleness and femaleness; and varieties of 
human sexual awareness and response. (F) 



ANT 3304 Voices of Third World Women (3). Deals with 
the literature in the social sciences and humanities written 
by women of the Third World or others who have recorded 
their testimony. 

ANT 3403 Cultural Ecology (3). Examines systems of 
interaction between humans and their environment; the 
roles of social, cultural, and psychological factors in the 
maintenance and disruption of ecosystems; and 
interrelations of technological and environmental changes. 
(SS) 

ANT 3409 Anthropology of Contemporary American 
Society (3). The application of classical anthropological 
methods and concepts to the analysis of contemporary 
American culture. Investigation of a unique cultural scene 
will involve the student in field work and the preparation of 
an ethnographic report. (F,S) 

ANT 3442 Urban Anthropology (3). Anthropological 
study of urbanization and urban life styles, with particular 
emphasis on rural-urban migration and its impact on 
kinship groups, voluntary associations, and cultural 
values. 

ANT 3451 Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity (3). 

Considers ethnicity and concepts of race in cross-cultural 
perspectives with emphasis on the historical and cultural 
and construction of identity, intercultural relationships, and 
social stratification. (F,S) 

ANT 3462 Medical Anthropology (3). A survey of basic 
concepts; examination of preliterate and non-western 
conceptions of physical and mental health and illness; 
emphasis on cultural systems approach to the study of 
illness and health care. Background in biology, medicine, 
or nursing helpful. Prerequisite: Permission of the 
instructor. (S) 

ANT 3467 Food and Culture (3). Introduction to the 
anthropology of food: European conquest of the New 
World, theories of famine, the industrial food system, food 
and nationalism, the organic food movement. 

ANT 3497 Introduction to Qualitative Research 
Methods (3). Introduction to qualitative data collection, 
analysis, and documentation. Fieldwork experiences 
include observation, interviewing, and utilizing non- 
obtrusive measures. Prerequisites: SYA 3300 (Research 
Methods) and SYA 4010 (Sociological Theories). 

ANT 3610 Language and Culture (3). Examines the 
relationship between language and culture, with emphasis 
on the linguistic structuring of perception and culture; 
speech styles and their relationship to the identities and 
inequalities associated with gender, class and ethnicity; 
and the politics of bilingualism and multilingual nations. (F) 

ANT 3780 Anthropology of Brazil (3). Anthropological 
perspective on Brazilian society and culture. Covers 
classic and contemporary studies of Brazil including such 
topics as race, ethnicity, national identity, regionalism, and 
social organization. (S) 

ANT 4164 Inca Civilization (3). A survey of Andean 
culture history with emphasis on Inca and pre-lnca 
civilizations. Includes discussion of peopling of South 
America, habitats, and the transition from foraging to 
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ANT 4273 Law and Culture (3). A cross-cultural 
examination of the practical and theoretical relationships 
between the legal system and other aspects of culture and 
society. (S) 

ANT 4305 Coastal Cultures (3). Introduces students to 
the anthropological study of coastal and maritime 
societies, their folklore, and particular cultural adaptations 
by examining ethnographic examples from around the 
world. 

ANT 4306 The Third World (3). An interdisciplinary, 
cross-cultural survey of the factors contributing to the 
emergence of the Third World. Significant political, 
economic, pan-national and pan-ethnic coalitions are 
analyzed. (F) 

ANT 4312 American Indian Ethnology (3). An 

examination of the socio-cultural patterns of selected 
American Indian groups as they existed in the indigenous 
state, prior to European contact. 

ANT 4324 Mexico (3). An interdisciplinary examination of 
the major social, cultural, economic, and political factors 
contributing to the transformation from the Aztec empire to 
colonial society to modern Mexico. (F) 

ANT 4328 Maya Civilization (3). A survey of the culture 
and intellectual achievements of the ancient Maya 
civilization of Mesoamerica. Course includes: history and 
social-political structure, archaeology, agriculture and city 
planning, mathematics, hiero-glyphics, astronomy, and 
calendars. (F,S) 

ANT 4330 Contemporary Maya Cultures (3). Studies the 
Maya cultures of Mexico and Central America from the 
Conquest to the present. Investigates the political, social, 
economic, religious, and cultural life of contemporary 
Maya peoples. (F) 

ANT 4332 Latin America (3). Examines cultures and 
societies of the Latin American region. Topics may 
include indigenous and peasant cultures, social 
movements, urban and global transformations, and class, 
gender and ethnicity. (F) 

ANT 4334 Contemporary Latin American Women (3). 
The lives of 20th century Latin American women and 
gender analysis along class and ethnic dimensions. 
Discussion of religion, family, gender roles, machismo, 
and women's roles in socio-political change. (F) 

ANT 4340 Cultures of the Caribbean (3). Provides an 
overview of cultures and societies of the Caribbean and 
Circum-Caribbean region with a focus on local cultures 
and their historical transformations, transnationalism and 
globalization, and class, gender and ethnicity. (F) 

ANT 4343 Cuban Culture and Society (3). Examines the 
culture of contemporary Cuba, with emphasis on the 
Cuban Republic, the transformations associated with the 
1959 revolution, the impact of international relations, and 
transnational Cuban communities. (S) 

ANT 4352 African Peoples and Cultures (3). This 
course includes a survey of the cultures and civilizations of 
Sub-Saharan Africa. It includes discussions of history, 
geography, sociopolitical structures, religion, art, music. 
and oral literature (F) 



ANT 4360 - 4477 Area Studies (3). Surveys selected 
world areas with an emphasis on ethnicity, social 
stratification, and processes of social change and 
globalization. Areas to be studied may include: (1) North 
America; (2) South or Latin America; (3) the Caribbean; 
(4) Africa; and (5) Asia. Specific topics may vary. May be 
repeated for credit with change of topic. (F,S) 

ANT 4390 Explorations in Visual Anthropology (3). An 

examination of the use of film in anthropology, both as a 
method of ethnographic documentation and as a research 
technique for analyzing non-verbal modes of 
communication. Documentary films and cross-cultural data 
on paralanguage, kinesics, proxemics, and choreometrics 
will be reviewed and discussed. (F) 

ANT 4391 Anthropology Through Film (3). Explores key 
issues in anthropology through using visual media, 
including film and web-based materials. Cross-cultural 
comparisons highlight this medium's influence on local, 
national, and global cultures. 

ANT 4396 Africa and Africans in Film (3). Analyzes 
representations of Sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in 
various cinematic traditions (including documentaries), 
and examines these representations in socioeconomic 
and political contexts. Prerequisite: Permission of 
instructor. 

ANT 4397 African Diaspora Cultures and 
Performativity (3). Examines different approaches 
adopted by African diaspora studies scholars in social and 
cultural anthropology, and recent theoretical texts and 
debates in Performance Studies. Prerequisite: Permission 
of Instructor. 

ANT 4406 Anthropology of War and Violence (3). The 

purpose of this course is to introduce the scientific study of 
human aggression and warfare from an evolutionary and 
cross-cultural perspective in order to gain a better 
understanding of the causes and consequences of such 
behavior, and to evaluate proposed options for the control 
of warfare. 

ANT 4422 Kinship and Social Organization (3). 

Comparative study of kinship systems and the social 
organization in tribal, peasant, and industrial societies. 
Emphasis on the ethnographic record in anthropology. 
Prerequisites: ANT 2000 or permission of the instructor. 
(F) 

ANT 4461 Hallucinogens and Culture (3). Cross-cultural 
examination of the political, religious, and socio-cultural 
factors related to altered states of consciousness, 
including dreams and images. Applications to 
contemporary psychology are explored. (S) 

ANT 4473 Anthropology of Globalization (3). 

Examination of global economic, political, and cultural 
processes including the movements of people, 
commodities, and capital. Study of formation of identities, 
consumption practices, and gender dynamics. 

ANT 4723 Education and Culture (3). A cross-cultural 
examination of educational and socialization processes, 
their functions in the larger society, and the value systems 
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ANT 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-2). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

ANT 4915 Directed Field Research (1-2). Permission of 
the instructor required. (F,S,SS) 

ANT 4930 Topics in Anthropology (3). Special courses 
dealing with advanced topics in the major anthropological 
subdisciplines: (1) social and cultural anthropology, (2) 
applied anthropology, (3) physical anthropology, (4) 
linguistics, and (5) archaeology. Instruction by staff or 
visiting specialists. Topics to be announced. Instructor's 
permission required. May be repeated. (F,S) 

ANT 4941 Holocaust Documentation Internship (3). 

History and significance of the Holocaust; issues in oral 
history; interviewing Holocaust survivors; transcribing and 
archiving interview data. 

ANT 5318 American Culture and Society (3). 

Anthropological analysis of the cultures and subcultures of 
the United States, focusing on the social, ethnic, and 
regional organizations and their corresponding value and 
symbolic systems. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or 
permission of the instructor. (S) 

EVR 4595 South Florida Environmental Conflicts (3). 

Research on environmental conflicts in South Florida. 
Theories of environmental conflicts, research design, 
semi-structured interview and survey methods, group 
research projects. 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography (3). A systematic 
survey of the major regions and countries of the world, 
with regard to their physical, cultural, and political 
characteristics. Emphasis upon climate, natural resources, 
economic development, and population patterns. (F,S,SS) 

GEA 3212 Geography of North America (G) (3). 

Geography of the countries of North America with 
emphasis on physical aspects, human migration and 
development, population, economic resources and culture. 

GEA 3320 Population and Geography of the Caribbean 

(G) (3). Physical, cultural and political geography of the 
Caribbean; emphasis on population patterns, growth and 
ethnicity. (S) 

GEA 3400 Population and Geography of Latin America 

(G) (3). Introduction to the physical, cultural, and political 
geography of Latin America. Emphasis on population 
patterns and problems of population growth, systems of 
land use and tenure, economic development, natural 
resources, and agriculture. (F,S) 

GEA 3500 Population and Geography of Europe (G) 
(3). Introduction to the physical, cultural, and political 
geography of Europe emphasizing the evolution of the 
states and the geographical factors facilitating the 
integration movement. (S) 

GEA 3554 Geography of Russia and Central Eurasia 
(G) (3). A geographical analysis of the countries of the 
former Soviet Union. Emphasis on resources, population, 
union urbanization, and economic development. (S) 

GEA 3600 Population and Geography of Africa (G) (3). 

Examines the structure of pre-conquest society and 
covers colonialism's effects on contemporary food 



production and ecological management. An overview of 
development issues in Africa. (F) 

GEA 3635 Population and Geography of the Middle 
East (G) (3). Introduction to the physical, cultural, and 
political geography of the Middle East. Emphasis on 
population patterns, natural resources, and economic 
development. (F) 

GEA 3705 Geography of Central Asia and the 
Caucasus (G) (3). Geography of the countries of the 
former Soviet Union in the Caucasus and the Central 
Asian regions. Emphasis on natural resources, 
environmental problems, ethnicity and population change, 
urbanization, and economic development. (F,S,SS) 

GEA 4202 Geography of the Borderlands (G) (3). 

Examines the role of borders in human society. 
Comparative analysis of specific border zones. In-depth 
exploration of one borderland: society, culture, economics, 
and political processes. 

GEA 4905 Independent Study (1-6). Directed 
independent research in regional geography. Requires 
prior approval by instructor. (F,S,SS) 

GEA 4930 Topics in Geography (G) (3). Varies 
according to the instructor and semester. May be repeated 
with departmental permission. 

GEO 2000 Introduction to Geography (3). Leading 
concepts of human and environmental geography. 
Physical, cultural, economic and political factors in the 
spatial patterns of natural and human systems. (F,S) 

GEO 3001 Geography of Global Change (G) (3). 

Explores the geography of change in contemporary world 
economy, politics, culture, and environment. Mapping and 
spatial analysis aid in understanding global change and 
effects on specific places. 

GEO 3110 Research Methods (3). Introduces students to 
the relationship between theory and social research and to 
methods for collecting and analyzing empirical data. 

GEO 3421 Cultural Geography (G) (T1, T2) (3). The 

study of spatial variations among cultural groups and the 
special functioning of society. Focuses on describing and 
analyzing geographic differences in language, religion, 
economy, and government. (S) 

GEO 3471 Political Geography (G) (T2) (3). Emphasis is 
given to the organization of space, particularly as it 
pertains to the nation-state. Factors instrumental to 
determining the viability of states are included stressing 
unifying-repelling forces. (S) 

GEO 3502 Economic Geography (G, IPE) (T1,T2) (3). 

Explores spatial facets of the economy at the international 
level, including trade, development, manufacturing, 
multinational corporations and technology. (S) 

GEO 3602 Urban Geography (G) (T1) (3). The study of 
spatial organization within and among urban settlements. 
Analysis of both the empirical and theoretical aspects of 
urbanism are covered, with an emphasis on current urban 
problems. (S) 

GEO 4354 Geography of the Global Food System (G) 
(T2,T3) (3). Analyzes the spatial organization of the global 
food system and its importance to world economic 



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development. Explores issues of food security, trade, and 
environment. 

GEO 4476 Political Ecology (G) (T1,T3) (3). Principles of 
human geography and political economy structure 
analyses and explanation of ecological problems. 
Emphasizes spatial aspects of society and environment 
interactions. 

GEO 4477 Critical Geopolitics (G) (T2) (3). Explains to 
students new methods of critical geopolitical analysis and 
how they impact human political affairs across landscapes 
and territories. Allows students to develop analytical work 
and research in the field. 

GEO 4905 Independent Study (1-6). Directed 
independent research in systematic geography. Requires 
prior approval by instructor. (F,S,SS) 

GEO 4930 Senior Geography Capstone Seminar (3). 

Synthesizes and builds upon the geography curriculum's 
components of inquiry, literacy, and in-depth study. 
Students write a research paper and present it orally to a 
department forum. Prerequisites: GEO 3502 or GEO 3421 
or GEO 3471 and SYA 3300. 

GEO 4940 Internship in Geography (G) (T1,T2,T3) (1-6). 

Introduces Geography majors and minors to real-world 
experience through internship in local, national, and 
overseas government, NGO, and private sector 
enterprises. 

GEO 5415 Topics in Social Geography (G, IP) (3). 

Topics discussed include geographic aspects of 
population and ethnicity, with emphasis on sources and 
analysis of data and pertinent concepts. Prerequisites: 
GEA 2000 or permission of the instructor. (S) 

GEO 5557 Globalization (3). Examines the 
transformation of the world economy and of global finance, 
the changing significance of sovereignty and territoriality, 
the effects of space-time compression on everyday life, 
and associated shifts in culture and identity. 

GEO 5906 Directed Individual Studies (3). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. 

GIS 2000 Mapping in Geography (3). Introduction to the 
history of cartography and map production. Descriptions 
of map errors, maps as science and as art. Also more 
technical map creation with aerial photography and 
satellite images. 

GIS 3048 Applications of Geographic Information 
Systems (G) (3). Introduction to geographic spatial 
analysis using a variety of data. 

GIS 5038 Remote Sensing (3). Satellite image and aerial 
photo interpretation and analysis fundamentals. 

GIS 5620 Surveillance, Intelligence, and International 
Relations (3). This seminar focuses on the role of 
=jnced technology in obtaining information via orbital or 
land-based surveillance systems on issues of international 
relations such as warfare and globalization. Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. 

GIS 5935 Topics in Geographic Information Systems 
(3). Geographic concepts are studied in a computer-based 
mapping environment. Both social and physical data are 



used. Students receive a background in spatial analysis 
and basic cartography. 

SYA 3300 Research Methods (4). An introduction to the 
scientific method and its application to anthropological and 
sociological research. Topics include: formulation of 
research problems; research design; field methods and 
collection of data; hypothesis testing and interpretation of 
results. (F,S) 

SYA 3949 Cooperative Education in Social Sciences 

(3). A student majoring in one of the Social Sciences 
(Economics, International Relations, Political Sciences, 
Sociology, or Psychology) may spend one or two 
semesters fully employed in industry or government in a 
capacity relating to the major. Prerequisite: Permission of 
Cooperative Education Program and major department. 

SYA 4010 Sociological Theories (3). Examines the 
emergence of sociology as the study of social relations. 
Compares and contrasts the work of selected theorists, 
with respect to their methodologies, treatment of the 
emergence and consequences of modern society, political 
sociology, conception of social class, and analysis of the 
role of religion in society. The student is expected to gain 
in-depth knowledge of opposing theories, as well as an 
appreciation of the contingent nature of sociological 
theories. (F,S) 

SYA 4011 Social Theory (3). An advanced analysis of 
classical and contemporary sociological theories, with 
particular attention paid to their conceptions of the nature 
of society, forms of social organization and social change, 
and relationships among the individual, groups, and 
society. 

SYA 4352 GIS and Social Research (3). Applications of 
GIS in social research. Includes the relevance of critical 
perspectives on space, place, and cartography to GIS 
social research. 

SYA 4353 GIS and Latin American Societies (3). 

Introduces geographic information systems (GIS) in the 
context of Latin American socio-spatial and environmental 
problems and transformations. 

SYA 4450 Advanced Research Methods (3). Advanced 
topics in sociological research are explored. Focus will be 
on measurement and analysis issues, although topics 
related to sampling and data collection are also 
addressed. Prerequisites: SYA 3300 (Research Methods) 
and SYA 4010 (Sociological Theory). 

SYA 4905 Directed Individual Study (VAR). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 

SYA 5135 Sociology of Knowledge (3). The study of the 
theoretical basis of knowledge and the inter-relatedness of 
knowledge and social factors, particularly as knowledge 
relates to institutional forms of behavior. (S) 

SYA 5357 Graduate GIS and Latin American Societies 
(3). Introduces geographic information systems (GIS) in 
the context of Latin American socio-spatial and 
environmental problems and transformations. 

SYA 5909 Directed Individual Study (VAR). Supervised 
readings and/or field research and training. Prerequisite: 
Permission of the instructor. (F,S,SS) 



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SYA 5941 Directed Field Research (VAR). Permission of 
the instructor required. (F,S,SS) 

SYD 3600 Community and Society (3). The social group 
known as the community is identified and analyzed for its 
distinctive qualities. By distinguishing it from other social 
groups, its dominating force on the behavior of its 
members is isolated. Attention is given to the interaction of 
individuals and groups as they exist within the community. 
(S) 

SYD 3620 Sociology of Miami (3). Study of Miami and 
Dade County using sociological and anthropological 
techniques and theory, fieldwork assignments, readings 
and guest speakers. (F) 

SYD 3650 Sociology of Gender and Power in Asia (3). 

Examines cultural ideologies and systems of power in 
gender relations in contemporary Asia. 

SYD 3804 Sociology of Gender (3). An examination of 
women's and men's roles, statuses, and life opportunities 
in society. Consideration of current theories of gender 
inequality. (S) 

SYD 3811 Sociology of Women (3). Examines the nature 
of the social construction of female gender identity in 
American society. 

SYD 4237 Immigration and Refugees (3). Examines the 
causes and consequences of immigration and refugee 
flows. Focuses on sociological and anthropological issues. 

SYD 4410 Urban Sociology (3). Study of the urban 
community, with particular attention to the problems 
associated with urban life. The development of urban 
societies is reviewed historically, and factors associated 
with this development are identified. (F) 

SYD 4451 Japanese Society in Global Perspective (3). 

Examine Japanese Society in comparative and global 
perspective, emphasizing issues such as social class 
gender, ethnicity, migration, state policy, and transnational 
culture. 

SYD 4604 Cities and Sustainability: Latin America, 
Africa, and Asia in a Globalizing World (3). Focuses on 
challenges of environmental sustainability of poor cities in 
a globalizing world. Emphasizes methodological 
frameworks to analyze the roots of the problems and 
potential solutions. Prerequisites: SYG 2000 or ANT 2000 
or EVR 1017 or permission of the instructor. 

SYD 4606 World Jewish Communities (3). An overview 
of Jewish communities throughout the world. Analyze 
their origins, migrations, demographic and social 
characteristics. Covers Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Oriental 
communities. 

SYD 4610 Topics in Sociology (3). Special courses on 
the social structures and related problems of specific 
geographical and cultural areas. Topics may vary. May be 
repeated for credit with change of topics. Can be taken for 
credit no more than twice with any given instructor. 

SYD 4621 Cubans in the U.S. (3). An overview of Cuban 
migration to the U.S. and the establishment of Cuban 
communities in this country. Emphasis on the 
development and dynamics of the enclave in Miami. 



SYD 4630 Latin American and Caribbean Societies (3). 

Exploration of the types of social structures, statuses, and 
roles, and the resulting distributions of power and authority 
in the hemisphere. 

SYD 4700 Sociology of Minorities/Race and Ethnic 
Relations (3). The study of social groups identified by 
racial or ethnic characteristics. Particular emphasis is 
given to the role of minorities in society, and the interactive 
process resulting from their contact with the majority. 
Social behaviors of minorities are reviewed and related to 
institutional structures and their accepted norms. (F,S) 

SYD 4702 Border Crossings: Race and Gender in 
Historical and Transnational Perspective (3). Examines 

the transnational, interrelated history of race and gender 
from the 16th century to the present. Prerequisites: SYG 
2000 or ANT 2000. 

SYD 4703 Depiction of Jews in Films (3). A comparison 
of films about Jewish communities from different parts of 
the world to analyze how Jewish communities interact with 
different societies. 

SYD 4704 Seminar in Ethnicity (3). An upper-level 
seminar, stressing a comparative sociological approach to 
the study of two or more racial-ethnic groups. Emphasis 
on the interrelations of ethnic communities within the same 
society and the socio-political effects of these 
interrelations. Prerequisites: SYD 4700 or permission of 
the instructor. (S) 

SYD 4800 Sociological Theories of Gender (3). 

Examines theories of gender in classical and 
contemporary sociological theory. Prerequisites: SYA 
4010 or permission of the instructor. 

SYD 4802 Sociology of Sexual Minorities (3). Social 
construction and development of sexual and gender 
identities in Western societies and cross-culturally. Topics 
include various contemporary social issues regarding 
sexuality and minority status. 

SYD 4820 Sociology of Men (3). Examines the nature of 
the social construction of male gender identity in American 
society. (F) 

SYD 5045 Population and Society (3). The study of the 
processes that determine the size and composition of 
human populations. Emphasis on demographic transition 
theory and the antecedents and consequences of 
differential growth rates throughout the world. 

SYD 5607 Advanced World Jewish Communities (3). 

Overview of Jewish communities throughout the world. 
Analyzes their origins, migrations, demographic and social 
characteristics. Covers Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Oriental 
communities. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

SYD 5656 Global Japan (3). An examination of the 
dynamics of contemporary social issues in Japan and 
Japan's role in a globalized society. 

SYD 5708 Border Crossings: Race and Gender in 
Historical and Transnational Perspective (3). Examines 
the transnational, interrelated history of race and gender 
from the 16th century to the present. 

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3). This course 
introduces the sociological perspective and method, and 



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the basic areas of sociological interest such as 
socialization, sex roles, social groups, race and ethnic 
relations, deviance and social control, social stratification, 
and urban life. (F.S.SS) 

SYG 2010 Social Problems (3). An introduction to the 
concept of a social problem and the approaches used to 
understand more fully the total dimensions of some 
specific problems. Special emphasis is given to clarifying 
one's understanding of the underlying nature of selected 
social problems, an analysis of those aspects amenable to 
remedy, and an inventory of the knowledge and skills 
available. (F.S.SS) 

SYG 3002 Basic Ideas of Sociology (3). The course 
introduces the student to the ideas of community, 
authority, status, alienation, and the sacred, as used in 
sociological literature. (F.S.SS) 

SYG 3320 Social Deviancy (Deviant Behavior) (3). The 

study of behavior that counters the culturally accepted 
norms or regularities. The social implications of deviancy 
are reviewed, and theoretical formulations regarding 
deviant behavior are analyzed. (S,SS) 

SYG 4060 Sociology of Sexuality (3). Applies 
sociological perspectives to sexual attitudes and behavior, 
examining various world cultures. Topics include 
premarital and extramarital sex, sexual orientation, and 
prostitution. (F,S) 

SYG 4972 Senior Capstone Seminar (3). Synthesizes 
and builds upon the major curriculum's components of 
inquiry, literacy, and in-depth study. Students write a 
research paper and present it orally to a departmental 
forum. Satisfies SACS requirements in oral and computer 
competency. Prerequisites: SYA 3300 and ANT 3034 or 
SYA4010. 

SYO 3120 Marriage and the Family (3). Considers 
marriage and kinship, and their relationships with political, 
economic, cultural and social factors. Emphasizes the 
distinction between family and other social units, and the 
changing social arrangements and exceptions associated 
with family and gender roles. (F,S,SS) 

SYO 3250 School and Society (3). A specialized course 
dealing with the place of schools (particularly public) in 
society, the import of social criteria for school personnel, 
and the influence of such criteria on educational 
processes within the school system (institution). (F) 

SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3). An introductory 
overview of the social facets of health, disease, illness, 
and the organization/delivery of medical care and health 
care. (F,S) 

SYO 3401 Sociology of Health Behavior (3). Provides a 
sociological perspective on health behavior. Topics 
include health as a social construct; personal, familial, and 
social/cultural determinants of health behavior; and health 
care deli /et / 

SYO 3546 Sociology of Groups and Organizations (3). 
Introduction to the study of groups and organizations from 
a sociological perspective 

SYO 4300 Political Sociology (3). The underlying social 
conditions of political order, political process, and political 
behavior are explored. Examples are drawn from empirical 



and theoretical studies of power, elites, social class and 
socialization. (S,SS) 

SYO 4370 Work and Society (3). Provides an overview of 
the relationships among labor, economic and social 
systems, and political economy. Topics include changing 
patterns of employment and unemployment, social class, 
industrial and service economies, and processes of 
globalization. (F) 

SYO 4410 Sociology of Mental Illness (3). 

Contemporary issues in mental health and illness from a 
sociological perspective. Includes differential prevalence, 
health, and illness behaviors, organization of care, social 
policy, and social control. (F) 

SYO 4420 Comparative Sociology of Health Care 
Systems (3). Health care policies, organization, and 
systems from a cross-national perspective, focusing on 
issues such as access, insurance, corporation, and 
spiraling costs. (S) 

SYO 4530 Social Inequality (3). Examines various forms 
of social stratification and political and economic systems. 
Topics may include the identities and inequalities 
associated with class, ethnicity and gender; the 
relationships among social structure, ideology and the 
state; and social justice movements. (S) 

SYO 4550 Comparative Sociology (3). A cross-cultural 
and cross-national survey of sociological studies, with 
particular emphasis on theoretical and methodological 
issues. Examples will be drawn from studies on culture 
patterns, social structures, sexual mores, power 
relationships and the ethical implications of cross-national 
research. 

SYO 4571 Organizations and Society (3). The course 
deals with the micro-sociological problems of the internal 
organization of bureaucracies; the relation between 
bureaucracy and personality; the macro-sociological 
problems of the emergence of the bureaucratic form; 
bureaucratization and contemporary life; general problems 
of affluence; meaningless activity; ways to beat the 
bureaucracy; and bureaucracy and atrocity. (S) 

SYP 3000 The Individual in Society (3). Introduction to 
the study of the individual as a social being, with emphasis 
on theoretical conceptions of the relationship between the 
individual and society, and structural and cultural 
constraints versus individual agency. (F) 

SYP 3300 Social Movements (3). An introduction to the 
study of social movements, with emphasis on their 
relationship with social inequalities, identities, political and 
cultural conflict, and state authority as organized at the 
national, subnational, and transnational levels. Topics may 
include a comparison of historical and contemporary social 
movements, local, national and transnational movements; 
and the relationship between mass media, public attitudes, 
and social action. (S) 

SYP 3456 Societies in the World (3). An introduction to 
the study of local societies in worldwide perspective. 
Addresses local-global issues such as gender, social 
class, economy, politics, migration, and environmental 
destruction. 



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SYP 3520 Criminology (3). An introduction to the study of 
criminal behavior, its evidence in society, society's 
reaction to the subjects involved, and the current state of 
theoretical thought on causality and treatment. (F) 

SYP 3530 Delinquency (3). An analysis of behavior which 
is extralegal, with major concentration on its appearance 
among young people (juveniles) and society's response. 
Particular emphasis is given to the dynamic thrusts being 
made in establishing juvenile rights as a distinct part of 
human or civil rights. (S) 

SYP 3750 Sociology of Life Course (3). Introduction to 
the study of the life course from a sociological perspective. 
Life stages (birth to death) are examined as social 
constructions. 

SYP 4410 Social Conflict (3). The study of conflict in 
society and its place in social relationships. A study of 
causes and resolutions, with particular emphasis on 
methods of resolution and their influence on social 
change. (F) 

SYP 4421 Science, Technology and Society (3). An 

introduction to the social, cultural, and political changes 
associated with the development of science and 
technology. Topics may include structural inequalities 
associated with differences in access to science and 
technology; ethical debates related to scientific and 
technological advances; and the relationship between 
technology and changing forms of communication, 
community, and social action. (S) 

SYP 4441 Sociology of World Development (3). An 

examination of the various theories concerning what is 
happening in the 'under-developed world.' The political, 
social, and economic events of these societies are 
subjected to sociological analysis. 

SYP 4454 Globalization and Society (3). Examines the 
economic, political and social dimensions of globalization 
and the theories used to describe and account for 
globalization. Course material may focus on particular 
world regions and comparisons between or among world 
regions. Prerequisites: ANT 2000 or SYG 2000. 

SYP 4464 Sociology of Disasters (3). Study of human 
response to disaster events, including political and 
economic factors influencing vulnerability. Examines how 
individuals and institutions make decisions at all levels of 
disaster response. 

SYP 4562 Domestic Violence (3). Applies sociological 
perspectives to the topic of domestic violence. Analyzes 
cultural roots and social structures that promote and 
reinforce violence in intimate relationships. Prerequisites: 
SYG 2000 or ANT 2000. (F) 

SYP 4631 Sociology through Film (3). Popular and 
documentary films as data for the analysis of various 
sociological problems. (F) 

SYP 4730 Sociology of Aging (3). The social impact of 
aging on individual and group interaction patterns, 
particularly in the areas of retirement, family relations, 
community participation, and social services. Explores the 
major sociological theories of aging in light of current 
research. (F) 



SYP 4740 Sociology of Death (3). An introduction to 
'death' as social phenomenon. Attention given to various 
approaches which systematically study death, with primary 
emphasis given to the sociological approach. Major 
attention is given to an exploration of attitudes toward 
death, and an assessment of the implications for the 
respective groups involved. 

SYP 5447 Development and Post-Development (3). 

Examines theories and case studies concerning 
development and post-development in global perspective. 
(S) 



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History 



Kenneth Lipartito, Professor and Chaiperson 
Noble David Cook, Professor 
Alexandra Cornelius-Diallo, Assistant Professor 
Gwyn Davies, Associate Professor and Director of 

Graduate Studies 
Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor 
Jenna Gibbs, Assistant Professor 
Veronique Helenon, Assistant Professor 
Sherry Johnson, Associate Professor 
Howard Kaminsky, Professor Emeritus 
Lara Kriegel, Associate Professor 
Maria del Mar Logrono Narbona, Assistant Professor 
Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor 
Felice Lifshitz, Professor and Director of Undergraduate 

Studies 
April R. Merleaux, Assistant Professor 
Aurora Morcillo, Associate Professor 
Joseph F. Patrouch, Associate Professor 
Brian Peterson, Associate Professor 
Joyce S. Peterson, Associate Professor and Associate 

Dean 
Bianca Premo, Associate Professor 
Darden Asbury Pyron, Professor 
Howard B. Rock, Professor Emeritus 
Jeremy Rowan, Lecturer and Associate Chair 
Mark D. Szuchman, Professor 
Victor M. Uribe, Associate Professor 
Chantalle Verna, Assistant Professor 
Kirsten Wood, Associate Professor 

Bachelor of Arts in History 

Degree Program Hours: 120 

Lower Division Preparation 

Common Prerequisite Courses and 

Equivalencies 

FIU Course(s) 

AFH 2000 

2042, 2010, 



Equivalent Course(s) 

AFHXXXX 

AMHXXXX 



i-.-H 2 r A' 
2020 

EUH 201 1 , 2021 , 2030 EUHXXXX 

LAH 2020 LAHXXXX 

WOH 2001 WOHXXXX 

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation 
between the State University System and the Community 
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common 
Prerequisites. 
For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for 
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community 
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: 
http://facts.org , See Common Prerequisite Manual. 

Common Prerequisites 
Complete two of the following: 
AFH 2000 African Civilizations 

AMH 2041 Origins of American Civilization 

AMH 2042 Modern American Civilization 

AMH 2010 American History 1607-1850 

AMH 2020 American History 1850-Present 

EUH 2011 Western Civilization: Early European 

Civilization 



EUH 2021 Western Civilization: Medieval to 

Modern Europe 
EUH 2030 Western Civilization: Europe in the 

Modern Era 
LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization 

WOH 2001 World Civilization 

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU 
undergraduates must have met all the lower division 
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester 
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the 
program. 

Upper Division Program: (60) 

One course, at the 3000 or 4000 level in each of the 

following areas (indicated in brackets at the end of each 

course description in the University Catalog). 

Pre-Modern History of any Region [1] 

Modern Europe [2] 

The United States [3] 

Modern Latin America, Africa, or Asia [4] 

HIS 4935 Senior Seminar 

Any five additional History courses (at the 3000 or 4000 

level) 

Electives (at the 3000 or 4000 level) in any Department at 

FIU, to make up the prescribed number of credits required 

for graduation. (Ten credits maximum at the 1000 or 2000 

level for those entering as juniors or seniors.) 

Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors 

To earn the B.A. in History with Honors, a student must 
maintain a 3.5 GPA in History courses. Instead of "any five 
3000 or 4000 level History classes" in the category of 
"additional History classes" as required for the B.A. major, 
candidates for the B.A. in History with Honors will 
complete the following Honors Track courses: 

HIS 4052 
HIS 4973 



3 
3 
3 
3 
3 

15 



30 



Honors Historical Methods 
Honor Thesis in History 



Students interested in the Honors Track should learn the 
languages necessary for research in their chosen field(s) 
as early in their academic careers as possible, and should 
be prepared to utilize their linguistic skills whenever 
possible in all their coursework at FIU. Completion of the 
Honors Track is recognized on student transcripts upon 
graduation. 

Bachelor of Arts in History: Social 
Studies Education Major 

This program prepares students interested in Social 
Studies and social sciences for teaching at the secondary 
level. The new degree incorporates current results from 
education research, effective curriculum materials, use of 
technology, and a global perspective in collaborative 
learning. Program requirements include field experiences 
and internship. Interested students are encouraged to 
contact the department for additional details and 
information on teacher support programs. 

Lower Division: (6 credits) 

(Common Prerequisites as Detailed Under the BA Degree 

in History) 

WOH 2001 World Civilization 3 



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AMH 2042 



Modern American Civilization 



Additional requirements for the degree (6 
credits) 

GEA 2000 World Regional Geography 

POS 2042 American Government 

Upper Division (3000-4000 level - 30 credits 
total) 

Latin American, Asian or African History [4] 

Modern European History [2] 

Medieval or Ancient History 

American History [3] 

HIS 4935 Senior Seminar 

And 

5 History Electives at 3000 or 4000 levels 

And (30 credits) 



3 
3 
3 
3 
3 

15 



EDP 3004 


Educational Psychology 


3 


SSE 3346 


Social Science Content and Pedagogy 


3 


SSE 4383 


Perspectives in Social Science 






Education 


3 


SSE 4380 


Developing a Global Perspective 


3 


SSE 4384 


Special Teaching Lab 


3 


SSE 4942 


Student Teaching 


9 


RED 4325 


Subject Area Reading 


3 


TSL 4324 


TESOL Issues and Strategies for 






Content Area Teachers 


3 



Combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of 
Arts in History 

This combined BA/MA degree program allows our highly 
qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue 
a Masters degree in History while they are completing 
their undergraduate studies. 

To be considered for admission to the combined 
bachelor's/master's degree program, students must have 
completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor's degree 
program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the 
graduate degree program to which they are applying. 
Students need only apply once to the combined degree 
program, but the application must be submitted to 
Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 
credits of the bachelor's degree program. A student 
admitted to the combined degree program will be 
considered to have undergraduate status until the student 
applies for graduation from their bachelor's degree 
program. Upon conferral of the bachelor's degree, the 
student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for 
graduate assistantships. Only 5000-level or higher 
courses, and no more than the number of credits specified 
by the program catalog, may be applied toward both 
degrees. 

Students who pursue this track must complete all 
requirements for the undergraduate history major, 
including the prerequisites and the senior seminar, our 
capstone course. As part of their joint degree, students will 
enroll in three cross-listed courses at the 5000 level (9 
credits). After completing all undergraduate credits, 
including the double counted courses, students will 
receive the B.A. In the summer following receipt of the 
B.A., they will take a minimum of three credit hours at the 
graduate level. In their final year, they will take 18 credit 
hours at the graduate level, including a two-semester 



Research Seminar (6 hours), Historical Methods (3 hours), 
and graduate seminars (9 hours). Students must complete 
all credits within a year of receiving the History B.A. 

Entrance Requirements 

1. Formal applicants must be in the first semester of 
their senior year, having 90 credits toward graduation. 
Please note that junior majors who are interested in 
pursuing this program should make their intentions 
known to the undergraduate and graduate advisors. 

2. Applicants must have a 3.25 GPA overall and a 3.4 
GPA in history courses taken at FIU. 

3. Applicants must provide two letters of 
recommendation from tenured or tenure-earning FIU 
History Professors. 

4. The History Department's Graduate Committee will 
make the final decision regarding admission to the 
program. 

Credit/Course Requirements 

Senior Year 

• In their senior year, students will complete three 
cross-listed History courses at the 5000 level (9 
credits). 

• In their fourth year, students will also complete the 
exit requirement for the undergraduate History major, 
the Senior Seminar, HIS 4935 (3 credits). 

• Students must apply for graduation so that they will 
receive the B.A. at the end of their senior year. 

Fifth Year 

• In the summer after the senior year (between years 4 
and 5), students will take at least three graduate 
credits. These can be taken in the form of a graduate 
independent study (HIS 5908), a public history 
internship (HIS 6942), or a dedicated graduate 
course. 

• Those students who graduate in the fall semester will 
take a full load in the spring and then complete these 
credits the following summer. (3 credits) 

During the fifth year, students will complete 18 hours of 
graduate level work, including the following: 
One two-semester (6 credit hours) History Graduate 
Research Seminar 6 

Graduate Methods Course, HIS 6059 3 

Three Courses at the 5000 or 6000 level. 5000-level 
courses taken in the fifth year may not be cross-listed 
with 4000-level courses 9 

All students MUST complete the M.A. credits within a 
year of receiving the B.A. in History at FIU. 

Minor in History 

Five general History courses (at the 3000 or 4000 level) 
15 semester hours. 

Teacher Certification 

Students with a baccalaureate degree in History will be 
temporarily certified until they meet other requirements. 
One of these requirements is to complete specific courses 
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complete the Education Minor will fulfill these 
requirements; therefore, we encourage students to minor 
in Education (courses: EDF 3515; EDP 3004; EDG 3321; 
ESE 4343; SSE 4383) while they complete the 
requirements for our major. 

Students interested in the Teacher Certification should 
contact the College of Education at (305) 348-2721 . 

Course Descriptions 

Definition of Prefixes 

AFH-African History; AMH-American History; ASH-Asian 
History; EUH-European History; HIS-General; LAH-Latin 
American History; WOH-World History 

AFH 2000 African Civilizations (3). A survey of major 
historical themes and civilizations of Africa. Written work 
meets state composition requirement. 

AFH 4100 History of Africa I (3). African history from the 
origins of humanity to the nineteenth century. Topics 
include the rise of centralized societies, the Atlantic slave 
trade, early Christianity and Islam. [4] 

AFH 4200 History of Africa II (3). African history from the 
nineteenth century to the present. Topics include 
European colonialism, the struggle for independence, and 
contemporary challenges. [4] 

AFH 4342 History of West Africa (3). This course 
surveys the developments in the western region of Africa 
from the origins of agricultural societies about 5000 B.C. to 
the present. [4] 

AFH 4405 History of East Africa (3). Surveys the 
developments in the eastern region of the continent from 
the origins of humanity in the Rift Valley to the 1994 
genocide in Rwanda. [4] 

AFH 4450 History of South Africa (3). Examines the 
development of the South African nation in terms of its 
African and European heritage from the early Khoisan 
societies through apartheid and Mandela's election. [4] 

AFH 5905 Readings in African History (3). An 

examination of historiographical traditions within African 
history. Topics will vary; with a change in theme, the 
course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AFH 5935 Topics in African History (3). An examination 
of specific themes in African history. Topics will vary. With 
a change in thene, the course may be repeated. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AMH 2010 American History, 1607-1850 (3). A survey of 
American history from the founding of Virginia to the 
antebellum era. Analysis of colonial America, the 
American Revolution, the Constitution, and the growth of a 
new republic. 

AMH 2020 American History, 1850 to the Present (3). A 
survey of American history from before the Civil War to our 
own day. Analysis of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the 
Gilded Age, the move toward imperialism, and the 
problems of the 20th Century. 

AMH 2041 Origins of American Civilization (3). 
Examines the origins of the United States from the first 
European settlements through the early republic. Topics 



include society, culture, politics and economics. Written 
work meets the state composition requirement. 

AMH 2042 Modern American Civilization (3). Examines 
the development of the United States from the early 
republic to the present. Topics include society, culture, 
politics and economics. Written work meets the state 
composition requirement. 

AMH 3012 American History, 1600-1763 (3). The 

American social colonial experience from the earliest 
settlements at Jamestown and Plymouth to the eve of the 
American Revolution. Particular emphasis will be placed 
on religion, social structure, politics, and slavery. [3] 

AMH 3141 American History, 1790-1860 (3). An 

exploration of early national U.S. history, with particular 
attention to party politics, religious pluralism, sentimental 
culture, reform movements, and economic development. 
[3] 

AMH 3270 Contemporary U.S. History (3). An 

examination of the major trends, forces and personalities 
that have shaped the recent American past. [3] 

AMH 3317 America and the Movies (3). An examination 
of the social and cultural history of 20th century America 
through its movies. [3] 

AMH 3331 American Intellectual History I (3). This 
course will trace the origins and development of the main 
ideas and intellectual themes of Anglo-American history 
during the colonial and early national period, 1600-1815. It 
will stress social ideas and popular concepts, and relate 
them to the formation of dominant American national 
characteristics. [3] 

AMH 3332 American Intellectual History II (3). This 
course will emphasize the full flowering of individualistic 
liberalism in 19th Century American thought, and trace the 
implications of and reaction against this tradition down to 
the present. [3] 

AMH 3444 The Great American West (3). The course will 
explore the meaning of the West for both the settlers and 
modern Americans. Using song, film, novels, art, etc., the 
course will examine the lives and values of the Indians, 
mountain men, farmers, ranchers, and cowboys. [3] 

AMH 3560 History of Women in the United States (3). 

The changing dimensions of women's lives from the 
colonial era of U.S. history to the present. The course will 
examine the changing economic, social, and political 
position of women as well as the development of feminist 
movement and organizations. [3] 

AMH 3643 Early America in Fact, Film, and Fiction (3). 

Exploration of key topics in early American history by 
comparing traditional historical sources and interpretations 
with those found in historical films and fiction. 
Prerequisites: AMH 2041 or equivalent. [3] 

AMH 4130 The American Revolution (3). An exploration 
of the nature of the Revolution from the beginning of the 
conflict in 1763 through the ratification of the Constitution 
in 1789. Discussion of the political and economic 
differences between the colonists and England, along with 
the meaning the war had to the different classes of 
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AMH 4140 Age of Jefferson (3). A survey of Jeffersonian 
America (1790-1828) with emphasis on the origins of 
American politics, the emerging American economy, the 
rise of American nationalism, and Jeffersonian mind. [3] 

AMH 4160 The Age of Jackson (3). A survey of 
Jacksonian America (1828-1850) with emphasis on the 
growth of political parties, the rise of American industry, 
the emergence of labor, slavery, and early reform 
movements. [3] 

AMH 4170 Civil War and Reconstruction (3). The rise 
and sources of militant sectionalism in the United States, 
the war itself, and the restoration of the nation. [3] 

AMH 4230 The Roaring Twenties and the Great 
Depression (3). A political, economic, social, and 
intellectual history of the 1920s and the great depression 
of the 1930s. [3] 

AMH 4251 The Great Depression (3). This course deals 
with the experience of the American people in the Great 
Depression of the 1930s. It examines causes of the 
depression, government response, and effectiveness of 
response, as well as looking at the actual daily experience 
of people during the Depression and the changes it made 
in U.S. society. [3] 

AMH 4292 Origins of Modern America, 1877-1920 (3). 

U.S. history between the Civil War and World War I, 
origins of modern American social, cultural, and private 
life. Impact of industrialization, urbanization, immigration 
and war on American society, culture between 1877 and 
1920. [3] 

AMH 4373 Entrepreneurs in U.S. (3). Focusing on 
entrepreneurism, course covers American ideals 
(capitalism, individualism, upward mobility, the free 
market, independence) in historical context. Examines 
why these ideals have changed, colonial era to the 
present. [3] 

AMH 4375 Technology and American Society (3). The 
history and impact of technology and innovation on 
American society, politics, and culture from the 18th 
century to the present. [3] 

AMH 4400 Southern History (3). An examination of the 
main themes and social forces that have shaped the 
southern experience and the southern intellectual tradition 
in a distinctive way within the larger historical reality of 
colonial Anglo-America and the United States. The period 
covered is from initial exploration and settlement of Sir 
Walter Raleigh and John Smith to the present. [3] 

AMH 4421 Florida Under Five Flags: Florida History 
from Precontact to 1877 (3). Overview of Florida from 
the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. Examines the 
changing economic, social, and political position of the 
peninsula and provides an understanding of how Florida 
has been shaped by its geography and colonial 
experience. [3] 

AMH 4500 United States Labor History (3). 

Transformations in the nature of work, the experience of 
the working class, and the development of the American 
labor movement, with special attention to issues of race, 
region, and gender. [3] 



AMH 4540 US Military History from the Colonial Era to 
the Present (3). Examines the military heritage of the 
United States from the Colonial Wars until the present, 
focusing on the operational and strategic levels of warfare. 
[3] 

AMH 4544 The United States and the Vietnam War (3). 

Emphasizes the cultural differences between the U.S. and 
Vietnam, and examines why and how the United States 
got involved in Vietnam and ended up fighting a major war 
in Southeast Asia. [3] 

AMH 4561 Early American Women's History (3). 

Women in colonial and nineteenth-century America, 
including some or all of the following; colonialism, Native 
Americans, witch-craft, migration, slavery, industrialization, 
Civil War, lynching. [3] 

AMH 4562 Modern American Women's History (3). 

History of women in the U.S. since the Civil War. Topics 
covered include reconstruction, workforce participation, 
suffrage, feminist theory, warfare, motherhood, women's 
liberation. [3] 

AMH 4570 African-American History (3). Black society 
in the United States and its relation to the political, 
economic, social, and cultural history of America. [3] 

AMH 4571 African American History from the 17th to 
the late 19th Centuries (3). Examines the experience of 
African Americans from the colonial period to the 
Reconstruction era. Topics include: slave cultures; 
development of free black communities; civil war. [3] 

AMH 4573 African American History from the Late 
19th Century to the Present (3). Examines the 
experience of African Americans from the emergence of 
Jim Crow to the Black Power Movement. Topics include 
the Great Migration, Marcus Garvey, the Civil Rights and 
Black Power Movements. [3] 

AMH 4671 Race, Gender, Science and the African 
American Experience (3). Examination of the ways in 
which ideas about race and gender, and scientific 
practices have shaped the African American experience. 
[3] 

AMH 4914 South Florida History: Research (3). A 

history of South Florida from the Tequestas and Calusas 
to the present. The main focus is student research using 
primary sources including manuscript censuses, 
microfilmed newspapers and archives. [3] 

AMH 4930 Topics in U.S. History (3). Selected topics or 
themes in U.S. history. The themes will vary from 
semester to semester. With a change in theme, the course 
may be repeated. (The theme will be announced in the 
yearly schedule). [3] 

AMH 5905 Readings in American History (3). Students 
read books from different historiographical traditions and 
with conflicting interpretations about an important subject 
in American history. Subjects will vary according to 
professors. Course may be repeated with departmental 
approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AMH 5935 Topics in American History (3). An 

examination of specific themes or topics in American 
history. The theme will vary from semester to semester. 
With a change in theme, the course may be repeated. 



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(The theme will be announced in the yearly schedule.) 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

ASH 3222 History of the Middle East up to 1800 (3). 

Introduction to the history of the Middle East from the 
formation of Islam to the creation of Gunpowder Empires. 
[4] 

ASH 3223 History of the Middle East 1800-present (3). 

Examines the major political and social developments in 
modem Middle Eastern history from 1800 to the present. 
[4] 

ASH 3440 History of Japan (3). Survey of the history of 
Japan from the origins of Japanese civilization in the early 
centuries BCE to the contemporary era, with an in-depth 
focus on selected topics such as the transitions from 
classical to medieval and early modern to modern periods. 
[4] 

ASH 3442 History of Modern Japan (3). Examination of 
Japan's transition to modernity and relevant 
historiographical debates on the topic. [4] 

ASH 3450 Urban History of Japan (3). Introduction to the 
urban history of Asia. Emphasis on Tokyo. Topics include 
construction of space, power, identity, and historical 
developments as reflected in architecture. [4] 

ASH 4300 East Asian Civilization and Culture (3). The 

historical developments of Chinese and Japanese 
civilizations and cultures from the earliest beginnings and 
classical period through the middle ages and eighteenth 
century as well as the modern era. [4] 

ASH 4384 History of Women in Asia (3). Examines the 
history of women in Asia in relation to religious ideologies, 
philosophies, family roles, work roles, imperialism and 
nationalism, global feminism, and women's bodies. [4] 

ASH 4404 History of China (3)